The Life & Death of Alexander Litvinenko

Alresford, The Grange Festival
Northington, United Kingdom
The Grange Festival
Sat 18 July 19:00
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Credits
Conductor: Stephen Barlow
Director: Stephen Medcalf
Lighting: Simon Corder
Projection: Will Duke
Movement: Lynne Hockney
With the Orchestra of English National Opera
Cast
Alexander Litvinenko: Adrian Dwyer
Marina Litvinenko: Rebecca Bottone
Boris Berezovsky: Andrew Slater
Head of KGB: Andrew Watts
Anna Polivitskaya: Olivia Ray
Andrei Lugovoy: Edmund Danon
Synopsis
A world première by composer Anthony Bolton, to a libretto by Kit Hesketh-Harvey
Exiled and living in London, former FSB officer Alexander Litvinenko learns that his former colleagues are using his face for target practice. Litvinenko had publicly accused his superiors of ordering the assassination of Putin opponent, Boris Berezovsky. A law is passed that allows Russian traitors to be killed anywhere in the world; a few months later – in November 2006 – Litvinenko is poisoned with radioactive polonium-210 and dies.
This real-life story is told through a series of flashbacks and flash-forwards covering events in Russia that lead Litvinenko to seek exile and his family’s life in Muswell Hill. Extensive use is made of historic film footage.

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  • Credits

    Conductor: Stephen Barlow
    Director: Stephen Medcalf
    Lighting: Simon Corder
    Projection: Will Duke
    Movement: Lynne Hockney
    With the Orchestra of English National Opera

  • Cast

    Alexander Litvinenko: Adrian Dwyer
    Marina Litvinenko: Rebecca Bottone
    Boris Berezovsky: Andrew Slater
    Head of KGB: Andrew Watts
    Anna Polivitskaya: Olivia Ray
    Andrei Lugovoy: Edmund Danon

  • Synopsis

    A world première by composer Anthony Bolton, to a libretto by Kit Hesketh-Harvey

    Exiled and living in London, former FSB officer Alexander Litvinenko learns that his former colleagues are using his face for target practice. Litvinenko had publicly accused his superiors of ordering the assassination of Putin opponent, Boris Berezovsky. A law is passed that allows Russian traitors to be killed anywhere in the world; a few months later – in November 2006 – Litvinenko is poisoned with radioactive polonium-210 and dies.

    This real-life story is told through a series of flashbacks and flash-forwards covering events in Russia that lead Litvinenko to seek exile and his family’s life in Muswell Hill. Extensive use is made of historic film footage.

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