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One of the UK's most unique theatre companies creates this poignantly moving and wryly humorous re-imagining of the final years of Napoleon Bonaparte.
Using their trademark comic physicality Told by an Idiot explore the absurdity of trying to retrieve time and glory.
An irreverent and hugely playful show about what it is to lose immense power but gain personal freedom; to transition from one identity to another, and to lose public face.
Following their collaboration on the smash-hit My Perfect Mind ('there's nothing quite like it … wild and funny with a serious core' The Times, 4 stars) Paul Hunter takes on the role of Napoleon under the direction of award-winning actor and director Kathryn Hunter.
What if Napoleon didn't die in exile?
What if he swapped identities with a lowly sailor and made it back to Paris?
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London E8 3DL
Performance days & times
Monday ‑ 7‑30pm
Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm
Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm
Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm
Friday ‑ 7‑30pm
Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm
Director: Kathryn Hunter
Designer: Michael Vale
Sound: Adrienne Quartly
Production: Told by an Idiot, Theatre Royal Plymouth and Arcola Theatre