A Told by an Idiot, Theatre Royal Plymouth and Arcola Theatre Production


Napoleon died in exile. But what if he didn't?
What if he swapped identities with a lowly sailor and hot-footed it back to Paris?
On the Eurostar?

Napoleon Disrobed is the playful, side-splitting and endlessly inventive new show from Told by an Idiot, one of the UK's most celebrated devised theatre companies.

Go incognito with a certain French general on his perilous journey across Europe, from dodgy hotel rooms to floundering melon enterprises. The history books are well and truly rewritten in this raucous comedy about losing immense power and rediscovering personal freedom.

Paul Hunter takes on the role of the fallen Emperor Napoleon under the direction of Kathryn Hunter in their first collaboration since the smash-hit My Perfect Mind (★★★★★ ‘a show unlike any other’ Daily Telegraph).



★★★★  ‘amusing and anarchic.. the set design is nothing short of ingenious’ - London Theatre

‘Kathryn Hunter’s zippy production is tirelessly energetic’ - The Stage

'Offbeat and hilarious' - The Upcoming

★★★★ 'The comedy lands in heaps' - Broadway World

'joyful physical sillyness' - Timeout



Created by Told by an Idiot

Performers: Ayesha AntoinePaul Hunter

Directed by Kathryn Hunter

Designed by Michael Vale

Lighting Design by Aideen Malone

Sound Design by Adrienne Quartly

Assistant Director Charlie Toko

Assistant Director (Dramaturgy) Ragga Dahl Johansen


Tour Dates 2018

25 January - 10 February     Theatre Royal Plymouth

14 February - 10 March        Arcola Theatre, London

15 - 17 March                       Birmingham Repertory Theatre

20 - 24 March                       Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough