Black Lives Matter

We commit to supporting Black Lives Matter and playing our part in challenging the power base of British theatre. Read more

Heard by an idiot

In theatre music can be a seductive and powerful element, and can make poor material appear stronger than it actually is. We don’t rush to include music but try to let it in gradually, as ever remaining conscious of juxtaposition and surprise. I thought I would share ten iconic tracks that have featured in our work over the past twenty seven years. Enjoy. Read more

Naomi Wilkinson Award for Stage Design

Created to honour a friend, collaborator and extraordinary designer. Read more

Assistant Director Placement Programme

The opportunities we offer to early career Directors. Read more

Funded and Subsidised Workshop Places

We offer funded places on workshops, help in support costs and pay-what-you-can places. Read more

Opportunities

Our approach is one of openness, playfulness, curiosity, and provocation. We make theatre for everyone and we include everyone. We take the work seriously but never ourselves, and we are passionate about our comedy. Come and join us. Read more

The Trip

‘Don’t worry about mistakes there aren’t any’ Miles Davis Read more

Thought by an Idiot

A collection of musings on theatre in lockdown from our Artistic Director, Paul Hunter Read more

Idiot Show Archive

your opportunity to see archived Idiot shows Read more

Idiots in Isolation

As we all live through these extraordinary times of constraint, we have put together an exciting programme of activity that responds to our current sense of isolation and allows  people to continue to engage with our work digitally. Read more

Top 10 Films that inspire the Idiots

Film has always been a seminal influence on our work, we are fascinated by movies but we’ve never sought to imitate them. Over the past twenty seven years we have created performances that explore the ways in which film uses visual storytelling, rhythm, music, editing, and ambiguity. Here are ten movies that have left their mark on Told by an Idiot, and which we think are worth having a look at during these days of quarantine. Read more

Associate Company: AUGMENTED

AUGMENTED: A new play written and performed by Sophie Woolley and Directed by Rachel Bagshaw. Read more

Dom Baker

Video Designer for 'The Strange Tale of Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel' Read more

Workshops

We regularly deliver unique, career-enhancing workshops for early career and established theatre makers throughout the year. Read more

Nuna Sandy

Nuna Sandy choreographed the dance in 'The Strange Tale of Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel' Read more

Jerone Marsh-Reid

Cast member of 'The Strange Tale of Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel' Read more

Sara Alexander

Cast member of 'The Strange Tale of Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel' Read more

Terms and Conditions

TERMS AND CONDITIONS Read more

Nick Haverson

Cast member of 'The Strange Tale of Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel' Read more