A new play by Richard Herring. American journalist EM Halliday visits the aged
Russian Prince and conspirator in the murder of Rasputin, Felix Yusupov,
improbably still alive in 1967. The former richest man in Russia, now
reduced to making money from his tall tale, is haunted by the Mad Monk,
who even 50 years on refuses to die. Will Yusupov finally reveal the
truth? ‘I don't know of an instant in modern history where so many
reputable as well as disreputable historians have solemnly repeated such a
patently improbable story as if it were gospel’ (EM Halliday).