Patriots – Peter Morgan’s Critics’ Circle Award-winning new play in rehearsals – First Look

Rehearsal images have been released for the West End transfer of Peter Morgan’s Critics’ Circle Award-winning new play Patriots which is to play at the Noel Coward Theatre from 26 May 2023 for a limited season.

Patriots ticketsRehearsal images have been released for Patriots, Peter Morgan’s new play, which won the Critics’ Circle Award for Best New Play 2023. Patriots will play at the Noel Coward Theatre, London from 26 May to 19 August 2023.


BAFTA-winning actor Tom Hollander (White Lotus, The Night Manager; Travesties) as Boris Berezovsky, is joined by  Will Keen (His Dark Materials) as Vladimir Putin (2023 Olivier Award winner of Best Actor in a Supporting Role) and Luke Thallon (Albion) as Roman Abramovich are Matt Concannon (Assistant/Daniel Kahneman/Russian Captain), Ronald Guttman (Professor Perelman), Sean Kingsley (Voloshin /Nurse), Paul Kynman (Korzhakov/Yeltsin/FSB Boss/Reporter/Bodyguard) and Jessica Temple (Anna Berezovsky/Newscaster/Journalist/Secretary/Pianist) all reprising their roles from the Almeida Theatre run, and new cast members Josef Davies (Alexander Litvinenko), Ashley Gerlach (Lawyer/Home Office), Howard Gossington (Teacher/Compromised Newscaster), Stefanie Martini (Marina Litvinenko/Nina Berezovsky) and Evelyn Miller (Tatiana/Katya/Judge/Lover). They are joined by understudies Peter Eastland, Lydia Fraser and Matt McClure.

Tom Hollander and Matt Concannon. Photo: Marc Brenner

Patriots is internationally award-winning writer Peter Morgan’s (Frost/Nixon) first new play since The Audience. Peter is best known for writing the multi-award-winning Netflix hit, The Crown.

Noel Coward Theatre
Ronald Guttman. Photo: Marc Brenner

It is the Almeida’s fastest-selling new play and transfers to the Noël Coward Theatre for a limited twelve-week run from 26 May to 19 August 2023, with opening night on 6 June 2023. 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.

“If the politicians cannot save Russia, then we businessmen must. We have not just the responsibility but the duty to become Russian heroes”

  1. 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.

Patriots West End
Peter Eastland. Photo: Marc Brenner

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, Sound Designer and Composer: Adam Cork, Casting Director: Robert Sterne CDG, Movement Director Polly Bennett, Associate Director: Sophie Drake.

Peter Morgan
Paul Kynman and Matt McClure. Photo: Marc Brenner

Patriots Season Information

Noel Coward Theatre
St Martin’s Lane,
London WC2N 4AU

Performance Schedule
Monday to Saturday at 7.30pm
Wednesday and Saturday matinees at 2.30pm

Running Time
2 Hours and 40 minutes including an interval

Age Recommendation
This production include reference to suicide, antisemitic language, the smoking of real cigarettes and strobe lights. Recommended for ages 14+.


Noel Coward Theatre
Matt Concannon. Photo: Marc Brenner
Luke Thallon and Lydia Fraser. Photo: Marc Brenner
Tom Hollander
Tom Hollander. Photo: Marc Brenner
Peter Morgan's Patriots
Luke Thallon and Will Keen. Photo: Marc Brenner
West End plays
Josef Davies and Stefan Martini. Photo: Marc Brenner
Jessica Temple. Photo: Marc Brenner
Noel Coward Theatre
Howard Gossington. Photo: Marc Brenner
Evelyn Miller. Photo: Marc Brenner
Patriots West End
Ashley Gerlach. Photo: Marc Brenner
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