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A Very Expensive Poison

Based on the Guardian/Faber book by Luke Harding


A shocking assassination in the heart of London. In a bizarre mix of high-stakes global politics and radioactive villainy, a man pays with his life.

At this time of global crises and a looming new Cold War, A Very Expensive Poison sends us careering through the shadowy world of international espionage from Moscow to Mayfair.

John Crowley (Brooklyn, The Goldfinch) directs Lucy Prebble’s (The Effect, ENRON) reimagining of Luke Harding’s jaw-dropping exposé of the events behind the notorious death of ex-FSB Officer Alexander Litvinenko.

Cancellation Policy

No refunds or exchanges available after purchase


Act One: 1 hour 25 minutes

Interval: 20 minutes  

Act Two: 1 hour 20 minutes

Good To Know

A Very Expensive Poison includes the following:

• Flashing lights

• Loud noise (gunfire)

• Smoke and haze

• Tobacco and herbal cigarette smoke

• Some strong language and some mild sexual references

Suitable For Children

Suitable for ages 12+

Where Do I Go

The Old Vic

The Cut, London


The Old Vic