The Man Behind McMafia Comes To Norwich

The journalist and author behind a Sunday night BBCTV hit is set to share his story and knowledge of international crime during a visit to Norwich Theatre Royal.


Misha Glenny wrote McMafia, the TV hit which is watched by millions and stars the highly-regarded James Norton who is known for a number of small-screen hits including Happy Valley and Grantchester.


The author is well-known and respected for his work investigating some of the most dangerous and sophisticated crime networks around the world.


And he is set to share his knowledge with an audience at Norwich Theatre Royal on Friday 18 May at 7.30pm.


His talk will see him shed some light on the activities of the Russian mafia, giant drug cartels, corrupt intelligence agencies, and the increasing threat posed by cyber-hackers.



Known for his passionate and humorous talks, Misha has travelled the world to try and expose some of the world’s cleverest criminals.


And his knowledge and background has helped shape McMafia which attracted 5.6 million viewers for its opening episode.


Misha is also going to share some of the stories and background of how he created the hit drama series and brought such an extraordinary cast of characters together.


John Bultitude, of Norwich Theatre Royal, said: “Misha has cris-crossed the world on the trail of some of the most technologically superior and ruthless people. His working life could form the plot of a bestselling novel or blockbuster movie in its own right. Don’t miss this chance to find out if the truth is actually even stranger than fiction.”






You can revisit the McMafia trailer at