intercultural theatre and performing arts company

Pushkin's Half Hour

Written and performed by John Agard
Directed by Mark C. Hewitt

Music arranged and performed by Sophia Poznansky
with additional songs in Russian performed by Pam Hewitt

A whimsical whirlwind homage to Pushkin, the famous Russian poet with the not-so-famous African great-grandfather. In
Pushkin's Half Hour, John Agard transforms Pushkin’s famous verse novel, Eugene Onegin, into a contemporary parlour production in which he plays all the parts, not just Pushkin, the narrator, but alter-ego Onegin, love interest Tatyana, and even the old nursemaid Filipevna! With live incidental music arranged and performed by Sophia Poznansky (accordion) and songs performed in Russian by cabaret chanteuse, Pam Hewitt.

John Agard as Eugene Onegin

"… spooky, quirky and profound …" (audience feedback)