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  • Mikhail Baryshnikov


  • Author Joseph Brodsky
  • Director Alvis Hermanis
  • Set/Costume Design Kristine Jurjane,Deanna Berg MacLean
  • Lighting Design Gleb Filshtinski,Lauris Johansons
  • Sound Design Oleg Novikovs
  • Video Design Ineta Sipunova
  • Music ('God's Chorus of Crickets','Karlis Tone') Jim Wilson


All tickets include a £1.25 Theatre Restoration Levy.

Ticket Prices
Stalls: £130, £100, £90, Premiums £200
Dress Circle: £130, £120, £100, Premiums £200
Upper Circle: £90, £70, £50


Wednesday 3 May 2017 - Saturday 6 May 2017

Running Time:
90mins no interval

Wednesday 3 May 2017, 7:30pm
Thursday 4 May 2017, 7:30pm
Friday 5 May 2017, 7:30pm
Saturday 6 May 2017, 7:30pm


Book online or call 0330 333 4809 Tickets from £50.00

Bird&Carrot presents

Brodsky / Baryshnikov (UK Premiere)

Based on the poems of Joseph Brodsky
Directed by Alvis Hermanis
Performed by Mikhail Baryshnikov
May 3-6, 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

Brodsky/Baryshnikov UK PREMIERE is made possible thanks to the generous support of Norvik Banka and Blavatnik Family Foundation.

A co-production of The New Riga Theatre and Baryshnikov Productions.
Based on the poems of Joseph Brodsky
Copyright © 2015, The Estate of Joseph Brodsky
All rights reserved

Apollo Until 6th May 2017

Press Coverage

Robert Gottlieb,

'Even When He's Not Dancing, Baryshnikov Steals the Show'

14th Mar, 2016

'Baryshnikov's voice is beautiful, and he deploys it both fully and subtly. And he's an actor of tremendous depth.'

Yekaterina Gordeyeva, Novaya Gazeta

'Brodsky/Baryshnikov is like a seance during which the friend who infinitely misses the other is searching for him through touch...'

26th Oct, 2015

'Brodsky/Baryshnikov is like a seance during which the friend who infinitely misses the other is searching for him through touch, through poems that sound like incantations, through poetic lines that have managed to fit into a place inbetween life and death, in-between the acceptance of the loss and the impossibility of reconciling with it.'

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