Patriots is a dramatic stage play by British playwright 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.

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Written byPeter Morgan
Directed byRupert Goold
Date premiered12 July 2022 (2022-07-12)
Place premieredAlmeida Theatre
Original languageEnglish



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 reprised their performances as Vladimir Putin and Roman Abramovich respectively, with Michael Stuhlbarg joining the cast as Boris Berezovsky. The show began previews on April 1, 2024 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre and officially opened on April 22 .[4] Sonia Friedman is the producer.[5] Full casting was announced on 27 February 2024. The Broadway production is directed by Rupert Goold.[6]

Cast and characters

Character Off-West End[2] West End[7] Broadway[8]
2022 2023 2024
Boris Berezovsky Tom Hollander Michael Stuhlbarg
Vladimir Putin Will Keen
Roman Abramovich Luke Thallon
Assistant/Daniel Kahneman/Captain Matt Concannon Nick Rehberger
Professor Perelman Ronald Guttman
Voloshin/Nurse Sean Kingsley Peter Bradbury
Korzhakov/Yeltsin/FSB Boss Paul Kynman
Anna Berezovsky/Newscaster/Secretary Jessica Temple Rosie Benton
Alexander Litvinenko Jamael Westman Josef Davies Alex Hurt
Teacher/Newscaster Stephen Fewell Howard Cossington Jeff Biehl
Marina Litvinenko Yolanda Kettle Stefanie Martini Stella Baker
Nina Berezovsky Camila Canó-Flavia
Tatiana Aoife Hinds Evelyn Miller
Katya Marianna Gailus



West End production

Year Award Category Nominee Result Ref.
Laurence Olivier Awards Best New Play Nominated [9]
Best Actor Tom Hollander Nominated
Best Actor in a Supporting Role Will Keen Won

Broadway production

Year Award Category Nominee Result Ref.
Tony Award Best Actor in a Play Michael Stuhlbarg Nominated [10]
Drama League Awards Outstanding Production of a Play Nominated [11]
Distinguished Performance Michael Stuhlbarg Nominated
Outstanding Direction of a Play Rupert Goold Nominated
Outer Critics Circle Award Outstanding New Broadway Play Peter Morgan Nominated [12]
Outstanding Lead Performer in a Broadway Play Michael Stuhlbarg Nominated
Outstanding Video/Projections Ash J. Woodward Nominated


  1. ^ "Almeida Theatre to present Patriots, starring Tom Hollander, and The Clinic | WhatsOnStage". 6 May 2022. Retrieved 25 August 2022.
  2. ^ a b "Complete cast for Peter Morgan's Patriots at the Almeida announced | WhatsOnStage". 24 May 2022. Retrieved 25 August 2022.
  3. ^ "Patriots to transfer to the West End | WhatsOnStage". 19 August 2022. Retrieved 25 August 2022.
  4. ^ Wild, Stephi. "Michael Stuhlbarg Will Return to Broadway in Peter Morgan's PATRIOTS". Retrieved 22 January 2024.
  5. ^ Paulson, Michael (22 January 2024). "'Patriots,' About Putin's Falling Out With an Oligarch, Is Broadway Bound". The New York Times. Retrieved 3 March 2024.
  6. ^ Russo, Gillian (27 February 2024). "'Patriots' completes Broadway cast". New York Theatre Guide. Retrieved 19 March 2024.
  7. ^ "Full cast for "Patriots" in the West End announced". 25 April 2023. Retrieved 1 April 2024.
  8. ^ SpotCo. "Cast". PATRIOTS | Official Broadway Website. Retrieved 1 April 2024.
  9. ^ "Olivier Awards 2023". Olivier Awards. Retrieved 13 March 2023.
  10. ^ "'Hell's Kitchen' and 'Stereophonic' lead Tony Awards with 13 nominations each". NPR. Retrieved 30 April 2024.
  11. ^ "2024 Drama League Award Nominations announced". Theatermania. Retrieved 22 April 2024.
  12. ^ "Stereophonic Leads 2024 Outer Critics Circle Awards, Wins Best Play; See the Full List of Winners". Playbill. Retrieved 13 May 2024.