Old Vic Theatre

A Very Expensive Poison

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Show & Venue Information

Age Restriction: Suitable for 12+.

In a bizarre mix of high-stakes global politics and radioactive villainy, a man pays with his life. What is the cost? Inspired by recent events behind the notorious death of Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko, A Very Expensive Poison dramatises the jaw-dropping exposé told in the media and real-life stories. 

With a shocking assassination in the heart of London, A Very Expensive Poison sends us careering through the shadowy world of international espionage from Moscow to Mayfair. John Crowley directs Lucy Prebble’s reimagining of Luke Harding’s version of events. Along with Endgame and Local HeroA Very Expensive Poison is the first production as part of Matthew Warchus' fifth season at the Old Vic. 

Did you know?

Tom Brooke, Reece Shearsmith and Peter Polycarpou will star in A Very Expensive Poison.

Location & Travel

Address: 103 The Cut, London, SE1 8NB - Get directions


Nearest Tube

Tube Lines
Waterloo & City, Bakerloo, Northern, Jubilee

Directions to theatre
(7mins) Take Mepham Street (100 metres) down to Waterloo Road. Turn right on Waterloo Road, but keep left as the theatre is 100 metres further along on the opposite corner.


Buses: (Waterloo Road) 1, 4, 26, 59, 68, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 521, X68; (Mepham Street) 211, 243, 507

Night Buses: (Waterloo Road) 139, 176, 188, N1, N68, N171; (Mepham Street) 243




Waterloo Station (4mins)

Show & Venue Information

Old Vic Theatre

Old Vic Theatre
103 The Cut

Performance Times

Mon 7.30pm
Tue 7.30pm
Wed 2.30pm and 7.30pm
Thu 7.30pm
Fri 7.30pm
Sat 2.30pm and 7.30pm

Booking From

Saturday, 24th August 2019

Booking To

Saturday, 28th September 2019

Age Restrictions

Suitable for 12+.

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