My Perfect Mind - comes to a close
14th January - 4th May 2013
A Told by an Idiot, Young Vic and Drum Theatre Plymouth co-production.
Created by Told by an Idiot
Written by Kathryn Hunter, Paul Hunter and Edward Petherbridge
Acclaimed classical actor Edward Petherbridge was cast as King Lear, when on the second day of rehearsals he suffered a stroke that left him barely able to move. As he struggled to recover Edward made a discovery: the entire role of Lear still existed word for word in his mind.
From being on the brink of playing one of Shakespeare’s most revered roles, to lying in a hospital bed surrounded by doctors, Edward had never imagined what tragedies and comedies lay in store for him.
Directed by award winning Kathryn Hunter and performed by Edward Petherbridge and Paul Hunter, this is a moving and comic exploration of the resilience of the human spirit through the prism of Shakespeare’s great tragedy.
My Perfect Mind celebrates Told by an Idiot’s twentieth anniversary as one of the UK’s leading and most inventive touring companies.
See what's happening in rehearsals by checking out our blog here.
Directed by Kathryn Hunter
Cast: Paul Hunter and Edward Petherbridge
Designed by Michael Vale
Sound by Gregory Clarke
Lighting by Alex Wardle
14 February to 2 March 2013 | Drum Theatre Plymouth.
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5 – 9 March 2013 | unitytheatre, Liverpool
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19 – 23 March 2013 | Salisbury Playhouse, Salisbury
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3 – 20 April 2013 | Young Vic, London *** DATES ADDED, NOW RUNNING TILL THE 4TH MAY ***
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We are running workshops alongside the productions for actors and students led by co-artistic director Paul Hunter. For more information click here.
You can watch the trailer for the show here.
We very excited to be running residencies at Unity Theatre Liverpool, Salisbury Playhouse and the Young Vic, generously supported by the Foyle Foundation. To find out more about the extra events that will be taking place and how to get involved, click here.