Patriots has now finished at the Noël Coward Theatre.
1991. The Fall of the Soviet Union.
With the dawning of a new Russia, there are winners and losers, and today’s patriot can fast become tomorrow’s traitor.
As a new generation of oligarchs fights to seize control, Patriots follows billionaire businessman Boris Berezovsky from the president’s inner circle to public enemy number one.
Winner of the 2023 Critics’ Circle Award for Best New Play and the 2023 Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actor for Will Keen as Vladimir Putin, see the ‘dazzling’ (Daily Mail), ‘thrilling’ (Evening Standard), and ‘lusciously livewire’ (Daily Telegraph) new play from internationally award-winning writer Peter Morgan (Netflix’s The Crown, Frost/Nixon) and director Rupert Goold (Ink, ENRON) – a brilliant and startlingly timely story of ambition, loyalty and betrayal in a brave new world.
BAFTA-winning Tom Hollander (The Night Manager, Travesties) will reprise his starring role as Berezovsky, the ‘kingmaker’ behind Vladimir Putin, with Will Keen (His Dark Materials) also returning to play Putin, and Luke Thallon as Abramovich. Joining them from the original Almeida cast are Matt Concannon, Ronald Guttman, Sean Kingsley, Paul Kynman and Jessica Temple as well as new cast members Josef Davies, Ashley Gerlach, Howard Gossington, Stefanie Martini, Evelyn Miller and understudies Peter Eastland, Lydia Fraser and Matt McClure.
“A witty, thrilling battle of political wills”Evening Standard
“It had me on the edge of my seat”Mail on Sunday
“Tom Hollander excels in Peter Morgan’s incisive Oligarch drama”The Observer
“A cracking, exciting piece of theatre”Evening Standard