Book a free appointment with the Idiot Doctor* (aka our Artistic Director Paul Hunter) and see if he can diagnose and treat your creative maladies (confidentially of course). Appointments keep to the NHS standard of 20 minutes and are a chance to talk through an idea you have or creative project you're working on, with the Doctor on hand to act as a sounding board for ideas and offer advice and guidance. 

*If your problem is related to, e.g. producing, fundraising or marketing, there are other Idiot Doctors available! Just email us to book an appointment. 

"Idiot Doctor's Surgeries fulfil a very important element part of Told by an Idiot's mission, which is to support artists, in as many ways we can, on their journey to making their own work, as well as encouraging and challenging them to take it further" - The Doctor

"I can't recommend the Doctor's appointment enough. This is a completely free offering that is the perfect opportunity for theatre makers to sift through their ideas and plans. Paul was brilliant at being concise and to the point within the time frame...clearing up some of the difficulties I have faced as a theatre maker" - Patient

If you'd like to book an appointment, email us with some information about yourself and what you're working on.

Appointments usually take place in London, but we also take them on tour.

Because the vast majority of our work is devised, we give priority to theatre makers who are also making, or are interested in making devised work.

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Can't get to an appointment? Have a look at our FAQs for Theatre Makers

The job of the director is to suggest two plus two. Let the viewer say four"  Ernest Lubitsch