NEWS: Legendary dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov to Star in Brodsky/Baryshnikov

The dancer will star in the UK premiere of Brodsky/Baryshnikov at the Apollo Theatre in the heart of  London’s West End from the 3rd to the 6th May. 

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(c) Janis Deinats.

This one man show is based on the poems of Nobel laureate Joseph Brodsky and is an emotional journey which delves deep into the poet’s visceral and complex compositions.

Performed in Russian, this UK premiere production is directed and conceived by Alvis Hermanis, noted Latvian director of The New Riga Theatre and arrives in the West End for four performances only.

During the show Baryshnikov recites a selection of his long-time friend’s poignant and eloquent works. The pair first met at party in New York soon after Brodsky’s forcible exile from the Soviet Union in 1972. This marked the start of their 22 year friendship which lasted until Brodsky’s death in 1996.

This production of Brodsky/Baryshnikov arrives in London thanks to the support of  Norvik Banka and Blavatnik Family Foundation. It is a co-production between The New Riga Theatre and Baryshnikov Productions.

The production will feature lighting by Gleb Filshtinsky and Lauris Johansons, sound by Oļegs Novikovs and video design by Ineta Sipunova.

Brodsky/Baryshnikov will play at the Apollo Theatre from the 3rd to the 6th May. To book tickets visit: Discount Theatre.com, Last Minute.com, Theatre Tickets Direct.co.uk,  Love Theatre.com, UK Tickets.co.uk and Theatre People.com