Peter played Boris Berezovsky in Lucy Prebble’s new play inspired by Luke Harding’s political thriller, A Very Expensive Poison. Set around the murder of Alexander Litvinenko; it had its world premiere at The Old Vic Theatre in London on August 20th 2019 and ran until October 5th to great critical acclaim. BAFTA award-winning director John Crowley directed this play for the stage.
Prebble’s other work includes Enron and more recently The Effect both of which received critical and popular acclaim.
Leading the Old Vic Theatre cast of A Very Expensive Poison are London-born actor Tom Brooke (HBO’s Game of Thrones, BBC’s Sherlock) in the role of Alexander Litvinenko and Swedish-born actress MyAnna Buring (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Parts 1 and 2, The Descent) in the role of his wife, Marina Litvinenko. Michael Shaeffer (Game of Thrones, Rogue One) in the role of Andrei Luguvoi, Lloyd Hutchinson (Florence Foster Jenkins) in the role of Dimitri Kovtun, Reece Shearsmith (The League of Gentlemen, Doctor Who) in the role of The President, Gavin Spokes (She Stoops to Conquer) as DI Hyatt, Bea Svistunenko (Love and Money) in the roles of Anatoly Litvinenko/Nurse Michena/Waitress, Thomas Arnold (BBC’s War and Peace, Fanny & Alexander) in the roles of Emmerson/Tim/Sergei/Mario, Amanda Hadingue (The Madness of George III, Good Omens, The Queen) in the roles of Professor Dombey/Lluba/Photographer/Bhatt, and Sarah Seggari (Emila at the Vaudeville Theatre) in the roles of Cabin Crew/Nurse Rezan/Australian Cleaner/Nurse.
The cast of A Very Expensive Poison is completed by Marc Graham (All We Ever Wanted Was Everything) as Onstage Swing/Nurse David/Youth/FSB Officer, Callum Coates as Onstage Swing/Dr Virchis/FSB Officer 2, Yasmine Holness-Dove as Onstage Swing/Natalia/FSB Officer 3/Youth 2/Waitress 2/Dr Dudhniwala, and Robyn Moore as Onstage Swing/Galina/Receptionist.