“If the politicians cannot save Russia, then we businessmen must. We have not just the responsibility but the duty to become Russian heroes”
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.
See the ‘dazzling’ (Daily Mail), ‘thrilling’ (Evening Standard), and ‘lusciously livewire’ (Daily Telegraph) new play from 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. Further casting will be announced in due course.
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Jun 7, 2023
Patriots has to go down as one of the West End greats. A play that grips you into the complexity and emotion of Putin's engineered rise, and the terrible consequences for those who refuted his shift to dictatorship. The play starts with a challenge - that when we think of Russia we naively think of cold, bleak streets. But the brilliant dialogue throws you into the emotion, good intent, madness, sadness, manipulation and malign intent that is Russian politics. All actors were suberb - Tom Hollander executes every complex layer of Berezovsky; Will Keen makes you gasp as he transforms into the Putin we know even down to the right-legged gait; Luke Thallon leads you to see the innocent-faced manipulator that is Abramovitch; Josef Davies expertly shows the real man behind the face in the hospital bed we know as Litvenenko . Every other actor quite brilliant in their ability to not only bring figures we know to life but to carry the play by taking on multiple parts. The end of patriots will haunt you - and it should do.
Jun 7, 2023
Theatre at its best. Beautifully written, well acted and directed. A very enjoyable evening.
Jun 7, 2023
Great night out! Fabulous play. Sitting next to a Russian woman who was moved and very touched by it. Confirmed veracity or events. Homesick for Russia, detests Putin.
Jun 5, 2023
Excellent performance. Well acted. Dynamic and entertaining.
Jun 4, 2023
A wonderful performance Hollander was magnificent. Enjoyed everything And delicious early dinner at J Sheekey.
Jun 1, 2023
A great play showing both the economic and poltical corruption in Russia. None of the characters were likable. Tom Hollander who played Berezovsky was convincinly duplicitous and Will Keen as Putin personified the Russian leaders authoritarian personalty
May 31, 2023
It’s an incredible show! I don’t know how they deliver with such gravitas every night.