Pushkin’s Half Hour with John Agard
Sunday 30th December 2018
The Square Tower
A brand new production written and performed by Caribbean-British poet John Agard, winner in 2014 of the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry. In this whimsical whirlwind homage to mixed race Russian poet, Pushkin, Agard transforms his famous verse novel, Eugene Onegin, into a contemporary parlour production in which he plays all parts: not just Pushkin and his alter-ego Onegin, but love interest Tatyana and the old nursemaid, Filipevna!
With live incidental music by Sophia Poznansky (accordion) and period songs in Russian performed by cabaret chanteuse Pam Hewitt.
Directed by Mark C Hewitt
‘ … hilarious and moving by turns, with sharply satiric intelligence.’ (Michael Horovitz)
‘… spooky, quirky and profound.’ (Audience feedback)