Play About Poisoned Russian Dissident To Be Staged In Chiswick

The Litvinenko Project will be performed in local cafe Outsider Tart


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Next month (November) marks nine years since the Russian dissident Alexander Litvinenko died after drinking poisoned tea in central London.

International Security and Terrorism graduates Tom Barnes and Matt Wilks of 2Magpies began interrogating the details of the case in Autumn 2013, and wondered why there was no public inquiry into his death.

An inquiry was announced in 2014 and the show has evolved as details of the case have emerged. The enquiry concluded in July 2015 and a verdict is expected this year.

The theatre duo will perform their play The Litvinenko Project at Outsider Tart, 83 Chiswick High Rd, London W4 2EF from 5–8 November & 23 November, 7pm (running time 1 hour)

2Magpies say they do not know who killed Alexander Litvinenko but they do know what he liked to eat, what he liked to drink, and how he liked to dance.

The Litvinenko Project is performed in café spaces and the plot explores the fatal poisoning of in 2006. He died after he ingested a deadly dose of Polonium- however many details of the case are obscure or unknown.

2Magpies Director Tom Barnes said: “With the Inquiry into Alexander Litvinenko’s death ongoing in 2015, there has never been a more important time for this performance. As we approach 9 years since Litvinenko’s death, there are still a lot of unknowns in international politics. We hope The Litvinenko Project provokes our audiences to interrogate why this might be.”

October 13, 2015

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