Enter a world of artfully controlled chaos.
There's a mysterious bad 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 seasonal offering with a difference. 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. Get Happy, which had us laughing out loud two years ago is back with new exciting material for 2015.
Previous reviews for Get Happy (2013, Barbican):
'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
'Anarchically inclusive joy... I now believe in the transformative power of theatre!'The Sunday Times , 23 dec, 2013
'Theatre about as inventive, imaginative and fantastical as it gets'Time Out , 13 dec, 2013
'Consistently funny'The Stage , 16 dec, 2013
'Told by an Idiot finally make a foray into children’s theatre with this madcap little gem!'Time Out , 16 dec, 2013
'It keeps its young crowd entertained and involved throughout'The Times , 16 dec, 2013
'It would be very hard to watch this visual, action-based piece without smiling and feeling cheered up'The Stage , 16 dec, 2013
'delirious and light-hearted'Daily Telegraph , 20 dec, 2013