Patriots
Broadway Promotional Poster
Written byPeter Morgan
Directed byRupert Goold
Date premiered12 July 2022
Place premieredAlmeida Theatre
Original languageEnglish
GenreDrama

Patriots is a play by Peter Morgan. The play follows the life of billionaire Russian businessman Boris Berezovsky through the decline of the Soviet Union and the rise of the Russian oligarchs.

Productions

Off-West End (2022)

Patriots had its world premiere at the Almeida Theatre in London on 12 July 2022, following previews from 2 July. It played a limited run to 20 August.[1] The cast featured Tom Hollander, Will Keen, Yolanda Kettle, Luke Thallon, Matt Concannon, Stephen Fewell, Ronald Guttman, Aoife Hinds, Sean Kingsley, Paul Kynman, Jessica Temple and Jamael Westman.[2]

West End (2023)

In August 2022, it was announced that the Almeida production would transfer to the Noël Coward Theatre in the West End. The show began previews on 26 May 2023 with an official opening on 6 June 2023. The show played a 12-week limited engagement, concluding on 19 August 2023.[3]

Broadway (2024)

In January 2024, it was announced that the show will transfer Broadway for a 12-week limited engagement. Will Keen and Luke Thallon are set to reprise their performances as Vladimir Putin and Roman Abramovich respectively, with Michael Stuhlbarg joining the cast as Boris Berezovsky. The show is expected to begin previews on April 1, 2024 with an opening night scheduled for April 22 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. Additional casting is still to be announced.[4]

Cast and characters

Character Off-West End[2] West End[5]
2022 2023
Boris Berezovsky Tom Hollander
Vladimir Putin Will Keen
Roman Abramovich Luke Thallon
Assistant/Daniel Kahneman/Captain Matt Concannon
Professor Perelman Ronald Guttman
Voloshin/Nurse Sean Kingsley
Korzhakov/Yeltsin/FSB Boss Paul Kynman
Anna Berezovsky/Newscaster/Secretary Jessica Temple
Alexander Litvinenko Jamael Westman Josef Davies
Teacher/Newscaster Stephen Fewell Howard Cossington
Marina Litvinenko/Nina Berezovsky Yolanda Kettle Stefanie Martini
Tatiana/Katya Aoife Hinds Evelyn Miller

Awards

West End production

Year Award Category Nominee Result
2023 Laurence Olivier Awards[6] Best New Play Nominated
Best Actor Tom Hollander Nominated
Best Actor in a Supporting Role Will Keen Won

References

  1. ^ "Almeida Theatre to present Patriots, starring Tom Hollander, and The Clinic | WhatsOnStage". www.whatsonstage.com. Retrieved 2022-08-25.
  2. ^ a b "Complete cast for Peter Morgan's Patriots at the Almeida announced | WhatsOnStage". www.whatsonstage.com. Retrieved 2022-08-25.
  3. ^ "Patriots to transfer to the West End | WhatsOnStage". www.whatsonstage.com. Retrieved 2022-08-25.
  4. ^ Wild, Stephi. "Michael Stuhlbarg Will Return to Broadway in Peter Morgan's PATRIOTS". BroadwayWorld.com. Retrieved 2024-01-22.
  5. ^ "Cast & Creative | Patriots West End". patriotstheplay.com/. Retrieved 25 May 2023.
  6. ^ "Olivier Awards 2023". Olivier Awards. Retrieved 2023-03-13.