Enter a world of artfully controlled chaos. 

There’s a mysterious bag that drops from a height. 
Shoes have magical powers. 
And the strangest egg sandwich is made in front of your eyes. 

Physical comedy, live music, acrobatics, silly dancing and audience interaction all feature in this 'madcap little gem' (Time Out) - a show for kids and adults of all ages. Told by an Idiot has looked to the work of Charlie Chaplin, Dr Seuss and Pina Bausch to fashion an unexpected variety performance, bursting with quirky playfulness and off-the-wall humour. 

The original production of Get Happy was commissioned by the Barbican London. 



★★★★★ 'Anarchically inclusive joy... I now believe in the transformative power of theatre' - The Sunday Times 

'Consistently funny. Applying its usual fresh, playful physicality, Told by an Idiot has come up with a quirky, upbeat show for children, which lives up to its name' - The Stage

'Madcap little gem' - Time Out

'Told by an Idiot do a fine line in silliness for this variety-style show for kids' - The Telegraph



Created by Told by an Idiot

Performers: Stephen Harper (2013 / 2015 / 2017), Michael Ureta (2013 / 2015 / 2017), Sophie Russell (2013), Essa Flett (2013), Alicia Martel (2015 / 2017), Rachel Donovan (2015), Patricia Rodriguez (2017), Michael McNeish (2017)

Directed by Paul Hunter

Designed by Sophia Clist

Lighting Design by Tom Snell

Sound Design by Adrienne Quartly

Assistant Director Almudena Adalia


Tour Dates


7 - 19 December     Barbican, London


28 - 29 December    Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg

26 - 29 October       Comedy Theatre Beijing, China


17 - 30 December    Barbican, London 


12 - 29 December    Barbican, London