Brodsky/Baryshnikov | Apollo Theatre

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Bird&Carrot presents:

Brodsky / Baryshnikov (UK Premiere)

Based on the poems of Joseph Brodsky

Directed by Alvis Hermanis

Performed by Mikhail Baryshnikov

May 3-7, 2017| Apollo Theatre

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


Apollo Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 7ES

Cancellation Policy

No refunds available after purchase


Running Time: 90mins no interval


"Reverent, quixotic, 'Brodsky/Baryshnikov' is a genteel meditation on what and

who a writer's life leaves behind, and what they can forge in his memory."

Jennifer Krasinski, 'Big Words', www.artforum.com, 15.04.2016

"The piece must be considered a labor of love and memory…"

Michele Willens , 'FACE IT: There Is Poetry on Our Stages',

www.huffingtonpost.com, 21.03.2016

"Baryshnikov's voice is beautiful, and he deploys it both fully and subtly. And

he's an actor of tremendous depth."

Robert Gottlieb, 'Even When He's Not Dancing, Baryshnikov Steals the

Show', www.observer.com, 14.03.2016

Performance Times

Wednesday 3 May 2017 - Saturday 6 May 2017

Where Do I Go

Apollo Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 7ES.

By Tube-Piccadilly Circus (Bakerloo, Piccadilly)

By Bus-1, 14, 19, 22, 24, 29, 38, 55, 176

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