Peter Morgan, our well-established chronicler of modern history – from TV dramas The Crown and The Deal to plays like Frost/Nixon and The Audience – now turns his shrewd gaze on Vladimir Putin. Or rather onto the man who claims that he “made” Putin, billionaire oligarch Boris Berezovsky, and who, in the exhilarating Patriots, then battles the President for the soul of Russia. Morgan’s version of events has something of the tragic arc of Frankenstein: the brilliant but arrogant man who rejects...
- 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.
BAFTA-winning actor Tom Hollander plays Berezovsky, the ‘kingmaker’ behind Vladimir Putin. A new play from Peter Morgan and directed by Almeida Artistic Director Rupert Goold, Patriots is an unflinching story of ambition and the dangers of loyalty and love.
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Cast and creative
By: Peter Morgan
Director: Rupert Goold
Cast list: Matt Concannon, Stephen Fewell, Ronald Guttman, Aoife Hinds, Tom Hollander, Will Keen, Yolanda Kettle, Sean Kingsley, Paul Kynman, Jessica Temple Luke Thallon, Jamael Westman
Set: Miriam Buether
Costume: Deborah Andrews and Miriam Buether
Lighting: Jack Knowles
Sound: Adam Cork
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If you’re looking for world premieres in London, the Almeida Theatre is the place to be. Two new plays will open at the Almeida in the coming months, including Peter Morgan’s Patriots and Dipo Baruwa-Etti’s The Clinic. Set during the 1991 fall of the Soviet Union, Patriots will follow a generation of oligarchs as they try to seize control of a new world. Tom Hollander will lead the cast as businessman Boris Berezovsky in Patriots. Hollander’s West End credits include A Flea in Her Ear at the Old...