Sonia Friedman Productions has announced that Peter Morgan’s acclaimed new play, PATRIOTS, his first new play since The Audience, will transfer to Noël Coward Theatre for a limited twelve-week season from 26 May to 19 August 2023, following a sold out run at the Almeida Theatre.
Directed by the Almeida’s Artistic Director, Rupert Goold (Ink, Enron), PATRIOTS is a brilliant and startlingly timely story of ambition, loyalty and betrayal in a brave new world.
BAFTA-winning actor Tom Hollander reprises his starring role as Boris Berezovsky, the ‘kingmaker’ behind Vladimir Putin, with Will Keen also returning to play Putin and Luke Thallon as Abramovich. Further casting will be announced in due course.
“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.
The full creative team for PATRIOTS is Director: Rupert Goold, Set Designer: Miriam Buether, Co-Costume Designers: Deborah Andrews and Miriam Buether, Lighting Designer: Jack Knowles, Movement Director Polly Bennett, Sound Designer and Composer: Adam Cork, and Casting Director: Robert Sterne.