Patriots starring Tom Hollander will transfer to the West End next year, it has been announced.
Written by The Crown’s Peter Morgan, the show opened to critical acclaim at the Almeida Theatre this Summer where Hollander’s performance was described as a ‘performance of the year’ (Independent).
Based on real events, Patriots follows the rise of Vladimir Putin and the Russian oligarchs in 90s Russia. Directed by Rupert Goold, it is an unflinching story of ambition and the dangers of loyalty and love.
Reprising their roles for the West End transfer will be Hollander playing Boris Berezovsky, a one-time ally of Vladimir Putin, alongside Will Keen as Vladimir Putin and Luke Thallon as former Chelsea Football Club owner Roman Abramovich. Further casting will be announced.
The creative team includes Miriam Buether (set & costume), Deborah Andrews (costume), Jack Knowles (lighting), Adam Cork (sound & music), Polly Bennett (movement), Robert Sterne CDG (casting), Joel Trill (voice coach), Sophie Drake (assistant director) and Yuri Goligorsky (Russia Consultant).
Patriots will play a 12-week season at the Noel Coward Theatre on St Martin’s Lance, running from 26 May 2023 until 19 August 2023.