Brodsky or Baryshnikov comes to the Apollo Theatre in London's West End

The poems of Joseph Brodsky come to the stage.

Brodsky or Baryshnikov

A one-man show based on the poems of Nobel laureate Joseph Brodsky comes to the Apollo Theatre in London's West End for a limited four performance run from 3 to 6 May 2017.

Brodsky or Baryshnikov is directed by Alvis Hermanis and performed by Mikhail Baryshnikov and has been conceived by Alvis Hermanis, noted Latvian director of The New Riga Theatre. Described as "an emotional journey deep into the poet's visceral and complex compositions" the production is performed in Russian, Brodsky's mother tongue and sees Baryshnikov reciting a selection of his long-time friend’s poignant and eloquent works that transports the audience into Hermanis' reverent imagining of Brodsky's interior world.

The play was described as "a genteel meditation on what and who a writer’s life leaves behind, and what they can forge in his memory" by Art Forum and "a labor of love and memory" by The Huffington Post.

The production features design by Kristine Jurjane, lighting design by Gleb Filshtinski, sound design by Oleg Novikovs and Gatis Builis, and video design by Ineta Sipunova.

This UK premiere is made possible thanks to the support of Norvik Banka and Blavatnik Family Foundation and will be performed with English surtitles, translated by Jamey Gambrell.

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