After first tackling the demise of Texan energy company Enron, Prebble went on to explore the external factors and emotional depths of mental illness, as well as the industries that are built up around it, in 2012's The Effect.
Now she turns her talents to the nitty-gritty of modern espionage and revenge tragedy in new play A Very Expensive Poison.
Based on Luke Harding's book of the same name, the play revolves around the extraordinary assassination of Alexander Litvinenko in 2006. What started with the audacious administration of a lethal dose of polonium in a central London café spiralled into a shocking story of international subterfuge spanning Russian mobsters and dissidents, the KGB, MI6 spies and the British police force.
Rich in drama and steeped in complexity, A Very Expensive Poison stems from a decade of reporting and interviews from all different perspectives. And it's all too relevant to contemporary issues, as unraveling international relations threaten a new Cold War.
We look forward to seeing how Lucy Prebble translates the high-stakes politics for the stage.
Tickets for A Very Expensive Poison at the Old Vic are now on sale. Click here to book.
|What||A Very Expensive Poison, Old Vic Theatre|
|Where||The Old Vic, The Cut, London, SE1 8NB | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Waterloo (underground)|
19 Aug 19 – 05 Oct 19, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
|Price||£12 – £65|
|Website||Click here for more information and tickets|