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“The Good Russian”, a play written and performed by Andrew Byron followed by Q&As ***POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE***

Tuesday 11 February, 2020, 19:00

| £12

***** “… surpasses every single show on the Fringe… a show that will blow you away” (Remotegoat: 5 stars).

**** “… a funny, and completely charming story carried by Byron’s impeccable characterisation” (Broadway Baby: 4 stars).

This sell-out hit, previously performed at London’s Pushkin House and the Brighton Fringe Festival is coming to Cambridge for one night only this February.

Actor-Writer (and obsessive Russophile) Andrew Byron (Killing Eve, Dracula) will perform his unique one-man show for CamRuSS. Devised and performed by him, it is based on his experience of playing a plethora of ‘bad Russians’ on screen. They seem to be almost the only kind. Wanting to present another side of Russians, this story seeks to tip the scales in the other direction.

The Good Russian is about Innokenty Makarov – a Siberian man, about to hit 40, whose life, until now, has been little more than domestic drudgery and escaping into books.  When his parents die in a freak accident, Innokenty is suddenly free to pursue his dream of becoming an actor in England. He winds up, however, in rural Devon where he discovers that modern English life is nothing like the land of his favourite Victorian novels. Will he be able to shake off prejudices about Russians and land a meaningful role in the local production of Hamlet?

Andrew’s film and TV credits include: Killing Eve, Doctor Who, Jack Ryan Shadow Recruit, Wonder Woman, Catching the KGB Killers, Waking the Dead and Silent Witness.

Language: English (with some Russian – subtitled)
Tickets: Adults £12, CamRuSS members, OAPs, students £8.


Tuesday 11 February, 2020


Main Lecture Hall, The Old Divinity School, St. John’s College
All Saints' Passage
Cambridge, CB2 1TP United Kingdom
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