Brodsky / Baryshnikov



Please note that Brodsky / Baryshnikov is performed in Russian with English surtitles.

A solo show based on the poems of Nobel laureate Joseph Brodsky, Brodsky / Baryshnikov is the tale of one man’s incredible emotional journey, conceived and directed by acclaimed Latvian director Alvis Hermanis.

Performed by Mikhail Baryshnikov, the play dives deep into Brodsky’s real, visceral and complex compositions, bringing out the truth and meaning in his poignant and eloquent works. Delivered in Russian, Brodsky’s own language, Baryshnikov transports the audience into an imagining of the poet’s own world, through subtle physicality and searing dialogue.

Told through recitations of Brodsky’s poems, this ground-breaking piece of theatre receives its UK premiere at the Apollo Theatre London, presented by Bird&Carrot. A co-production from Hermanis’ own company, The New Riga Theatre, and Baryshnikov Productions, this mesmerising performance plays at the theatre for a limited four shows.

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Brodsky / Baryshnikov is based on the poems of Joseph Brodsky and is directed by Alvis Hermanis, noted Latvian director of The New Riga Theatre. The performance features design by Kristine Jurjane, lighting design by Gleb Filshtinski and sound design by Oleg Novikovs and Gatis Builis, with video design by Ineta Sipunova. Performed in Russian, the English surtitles translation is by James Gambrell.

Mikhail Baryshnikov performs.

Show Lengths and Times

Brodsky / Baryshnikov opens at the Apollo Theatre London for a limited season, from May 3rd until May 6th 2017. Performances are at 7:30pm every evening.

Show running time is 90 minutes, without an interval.

Suitable for Children?

Brodsky / Baryshnikov may not be suitable for young children. Please check age guidelines before attending.



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