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The Good Russian: Canal Cafe Theatre, Little Venice, 18th and 19th June. (This Tuesday and Wednesday) 7:30pm.

16th June 2019

Dear All

You might be interested to know that Andrew Byron’s one-man show is returning to London this week for two more nights before it goes to Moscow at the end of the month.

“The Good Russian is an antidote to all the stereotypical portrayals of Russians on our screens.  Why are all the denizens of the largest country on earth consistently reduced to thugs, oligarchs and nasty profiteers?  My play portrays one of the good ones:

Innokenty Makarov is 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?”

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“Byron uses very little set and the tightest approach to mime and physical theatre portrayed on stage to date. He seamlessly switches between different characters and accents with ease and really makes the audience feel like he is not the only one on stage, which is extremely rare for a one man show such as this


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The Good Russian is a surprisingly funny, and completely charming story carried by Byron’s impeccable characterisation and accent work.  The Good Russian does exactly as Byron intended: the play opens our hearts to a character we’re hardwired to distrust, and Byron does this with style, skill, and overwhelming empathy.”

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(NB: £1.50 membership fee required with first purchase)

Tickets: £13.50


Obligatory one-time membership fee £1.50


I.e. total price = £15.00

BUT: If GBRS members use the promo code REDRUSSIAN when they book, either by phone or online they get £5.00 off.


I.e. Tickets can be had for £10.

Unfortunately the theatre (Canal Cafe Theatre in Little Venice) is suddenly having major issues with the website.  It’s possible to book by calling. Even if they don’t pick up you can leave a message to book.

The number is: 020 7289 6056

Best wishes

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