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Brodsky / Baryshnikov is a one-man show based on the poems of Nobel laureate Joseph Brodsky, performed by Mikhail Baryshnikov. Conceived and directed by Alvis Hermanis, noted Latvian director of The New Riga Theatre, Brodsky / Baryshnikov is an emotional journey deep into the poet's visceral and complex compositions. Performed in Russian, Brodsky's mother tongue, Baryshnikov recites a selection of his long-time friend's poignant and eloquent works. His subtle physicality transports the audience into Hermanis' reverent imagining of Brodsky's interior world.
Performed in Russian with English surtitles
English translation by Jamey Gambrell
A co-production of The New Riga Theatre and Baryshnikov Productions.
Based on the poems of Joseph Brodsky
Age restrictionMay not be suitable for children
Running time90 minutes with no interval.
Performance datesWednesday May 3rd 2017 to Saturday May 6th 2017 at 7:30pm.
Please note this show will be performed in Russian with English surtitles.
Venue InformationApollo TheatreShaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 7EZ
Tickets now on sale for Brodsky/Baryshnikov in London's Apollo Theatre, West End
Tickets are now on sale for the strictly limited 4 show run of Brodsky/Baryshnikov in London's Apollo Theatre, West End. Running from 3-6 May 2017, this one man show features famed ballet dancer and actor Mikhail Baryshnikov bringing to life the words of Nobel Prize winner and US Poet Laureate Joseph Brodsky. Brodsky and Baryshnikov each left the Soviet Union in the 1970s-- Brodsky to the United States and Baryshnikov to Canada. Baryshnikov met Brodsky in 1974, shortly after he was forced by Russian authorities to leave his home. The two remained close until Brodsky's death in 1996.
7 Dec, 2016 | By Sarah Gengenbach