Napoleon Disrobed


What if Napoleon didn't die in exile? What if he swapped identities with a lowly sailor and made it back to Paris? What then? A poignantly moving and wryly humorous re-imagining of the final years of Napoleon Bonaparte.
Napoleon Disrobed at Arcola Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Arcola Theatre
Started: Wednesday 14 February 2018
Closed: Saturday 10 March 2018
Running time:2 hrs 45 mins
Age suitability: Not available

Background


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.


Synopsis


What if Napoleon didn't die in exile?


What if he swapped identities with a lowly sailor and made it back to Paris?


What then?


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Theatre


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Postal address:
24 Ashwin Street
Dalston
London E8 3DL

Box office tel: 020 7503 1646

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Dates


Previews from:Wednesday 14 February 2018

Closes:Saturday 10 March 2018

Performance days & times


Evening:

Monday ‑ 7‑30pm

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Intervals:1

Matinee:
Saturday - 3-00pm

Intervals:1

Tickets


Previews:
£17, £15, £12, £10

Standard:
£22, £20, £16, £12

Concessions:
£19, £17, £14

Cast


Paul Hunter - Napoleon

Creatives


Director: Kathryn Hunter
Designer: Michael Vale
Sound: Adrienne Quartly
Production: Told by an Idiot, Theatre Royal Plymouth and Arcola Theatre

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