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Brodsky/Baryshnikov in UK Premiere at the Apollo theatre!
Directed by Alvis Hermanis, based on the poems of Joseph Brodsky and performed by Mikhail Baryshnikov, Brodsky/Baryshnikov will open in Apollo Theatre in London for only 4 days, between 3 and 6 May 2017.
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.
Strictly limited to 4 performances so book your tickets now!
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.
Lena Olofsson28th May
Fantastic show, M. Baryshnikov is one of my favorits. No problems at all about buying on line.
Nataliya Mavrodi8th May
In my honest opinion it was marvelous performance!!!!
Petra Diener7th May
What a great performance. It's always good to see non-mainstream productions going far beyond expectations.
Richard Hudson7th May
The show was too monotonous, and had no dramatic shape. I guess you have to be Russian to fully appreciate the beauty of the poetry. I also deeply resent the £26.00 mark up on the price of the tickets. I think this is outrageous and will certainly not book through London Theatre Direct again.
kate bulkley6th May
It's all in Russian with subtitles high up on stage. Misha should have contextualised the Brodsky poems. I was glad when it was over, much that I enjoyed seeinf Baryshnikov in person. The poems are wonderful albeit dark. This is not a "fun" evening out.
Diana Venision6th May
Very somber but extremely well done!
Leticia Drummond Rey6th May
Baryshnikov is trying to keep alive the memory of his friend Brodsky with this tribute. Novel cause but I will have love to see more Baryshnikov and hear less of Brodsky poetry.
Desiree Lodge Patch5th May
Wonderful, inspiring and mesmerising.
Jan Wilkens4th May
It was brilliantly done, and hopelessly depressing. Mostly the graphic reflections of a man close to death. It reminded me of the first Russian novel I encountered when very young, where a man hung his dog. When I read that I cried for days. One could only hope that Baryshnikov's still impressive talents will be invested in some new and more cheerful project.
Svetlana Vanieva4th May
Dear Sirs, Glad that I can voice my opinion. I can't describe how disappointed I was yesterday. Being Russian I know poems of Brodsky , And love them. But I went to Baryshnikov , whose name most of people associate with ballet. I didn't expect him to dance like in the past. But I also didn't expect to look for 90 minutes at the sitting man and listen to the tapes which I have heard many times in the past. I invited my English friend yesterday. Two of us regularly go to theatre. As much as she likes theatre I could see how she was struggling to follow very fast running surtitles. What an embarrassment! It's the first time when I write such a feedback , but I hope people who got such an idea to bring to London this kind of performawnce would read it - its nothing but taking advantage of the known name. Btw, people from the audience whom I asked, had the same opinion. Best regards, Svetlana
Polina Kogan4th May
The best production I have seen for a long time.