A new piece of theatre, based around the murder of former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko, is coming to Cheshire next month.

The Litvinenko Project from 2Magpies Theatre will travel to the Electric Picture House in Congleton on Thursday, March 10 at 7.30pm before visiting Neston Town Hall on Friday, March 11 at 7.30pm.

Tickets for the show, which is suitable for ages 15 and above, are available directly from the venues. Call 01260 270 908 for the Congleton show and 0151 353 1928 for the Neston performance.

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Nine years after Russian dissident Alexander Litvinenko fatally drank poisoned tea in London, the public inquiry into his death thrust him back into the spotlight in 2015.

2Magpies don’t know who killed him, but they do know what he liked to eat, what he liked to drink and how he liked to dance; so this is precisely what they’re going to do.

Join 2Magpies as they piece together the day Alexander Litvinenko was poisoned in an aromatic blend of possibility, actuality, fact and fiction. They will even provide the tea.

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The Litvinenko Project is a theatrical tea party which walks through November 1 2006 and every cup of tea which Alexander Litvinenko drank that day. It aims to keep the memory of Litvinenko alive through conversation and interrogation.

The show forms part of Cheshire Rural Touring Arts’ (CRTA) spring season of touring, taking professional arts events to rural venues and libraries across the county from March until July this year.

CRTA’s Jen Henry said: “This is a truly one-off piece of work that has received much critical acclaim wherever it has toured. We’re very excited to be able to bring the show to Congleton and Neston and we’re sure this will be a fantastic night out for those looking for something a little different.”

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For any enquiries, email henrysmith@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk or call 01244 972835.

The full CRTA spring season can be found at www.cheshireruraltouringarts.co.uk.