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A Very Expensive Poison

Large Mixed Cast

Lucy Prebble from Luke Harding Price: $15.95

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

Lucy Prebble (Enron, The Effect) brings a shocking story to the stage with an astute mix of real events, vaudeville and thriller


“A playwright blessed with an exceptionally fine mind” ~ Telegraph

“Truly theatrical. Swivels brilliantly between tragedy and farce” ~ Observer

“A surprising, theatrical, watchable night ends with a whack of seriousness” ~ Sunday Times

“Funny and frequently exhilarating piece of theatre” ~ Time Out

“A brilliantly bold and ferociously intelligent drama about our slippery times” ~ Financial Times

“As tender as it is clever, as incensed as it is inventive. It's a wonderful one-off” ~ The Times

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