Patriots

Peter Morgan

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

Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571379958
Date Published
07.07.2022
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Summary

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

1991. 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, we follow billionaire businessman Boris Berezovsky – the ‘kingmaker’ behind Vladimir Putin – from the president’s inner circle to public enemy number one, in this unflinching story of patronage, ambition and the dangers of loyalty and love.

Peter Morgan’s Patriots opened at the Almeida Theatre, London, in July 2022.

Critic Reviews

'In this witty, thrilling battle of political wills, Peter Morgan . . . showcases the gift for concision and emotional grounding that [he] brought to The Crown, The Queen, and his New Labour succession drama The Deal. . . . A cracking, exciting piece of theatre that’s become, sadly, very timely.'

Evening Standard
Critic Reviews

'Gathering potency, gripping stillness and tension . . . Patriots looks to the past and traces a line not only around Berezovsky’s rise, fall and final years of exile in Berkshire, but Putin’s transformation from politician to autocrat. … Fascinating.'

Guardian
Critic Reviews

'Deliciously pell-mell . . . zings with wit.'

Daily Telegraph
PeterMorgan

Peter Morgan is a writer for stage and screen. As well as receiving Oscar and BAFTA Award nominations for his screenplay for Stephen Frears’ The Queen, Morgan won a host of international awards including Golden Globe, British Independent Film and Evening Standard British Film Awards. The award-winning and Tony-nominated play Frost/Nixon received critical acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic…

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