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World Premiere of "A Very Expensive Poison" at the Old Vic

  • Old Vic SE1 8NB London United Kingdom (map)

Join BCUK for the World Premiere of "A Very Expensive Poison" at the Old Vic, 7:30pm Thursday 12 September

BCUK has arranged a 15% discount off any £65 seats. To purchase tickets please go to the Old Vic website or call the box office (Tel 0344 871 7628, then select option 1, then option 3). Use promotional code "POISONTICKETS"

We'll meet for a drink at Hello Darling (131 Waterloo Rd, SE1 8UR) at 6:30 before the performance.

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.

Suitable for ages 12+. Some strong language. This production includes smoking (tobacco and herbal cigarettes). For more information please see trigger warnings.