Pushkin’s Half Hour with John Agard: Sunday 30th December 2018

Pushkin’s Half Hour with John Agard

Sunday 30th December 2018
16:30-1930
£8 entry

Purchase Eventbrite tickets here.

The Square Tower
Broad Street
Portsmouth
Hampshire
PO1 2ND

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)

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