Heads Will Roll
06 oct, 2016 - 27 nov, 2016

Heads Will Roll

06 oct, 2016 - 27 nov, 2016

A Told by an Idiot & Theatre Royal Plymouth Production

A savage folly inspired by the myth of El Dorado

 

 

A golden man wades into a lake and disappears, searching for forgiveness

A BBC TV executive flushes money down the toilet in her desperate quest for soap opera ratings

A Spanish conquistador crashes through the South American jungle convinced he will find a city where rivers run with gold...

 

This new show from the insatiably curious Told by an Idiot is a dark epic comedy about delusion, vanity, and the corruption of power. Inspired by the historic search for El Dorado - the mythical city where rivers ran with gold - Heads Will Roll explores the quests we carry throughout our lives, even if our goals are out of reach.

With live music from one of Barcelona's most unique musicians and an international cast, Heads Will Roll continues Told by an Idiot’s journey of creating the unexpected since 1993.

Heads Will Roll will be embarking on a rural tour of Dorset and Devon, through Dorset Theatre Promoters Consortium, Arts Reach and Villages in Action.

 

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Dates

Theatre Royal, Plymouth

06 oct, 2016 - 22 oct, 2016

Birmingham Repertory Theatre

01 nov, 2016 - 05 nov, 2016

Liverpool Everyman Theatre

08 nov, 2016 - 12 nov, 2016

Bay Theatre Weymouth, Dorset

15 nov, 2016 - 15 nov, 2016

Crediton Arts Centre, Devon

17 nov, 2016 - 17 nov, 2016

Talaton Parish Hall, Devon

18 nov, 2016 - 18 nov, 2016

01404 822234

Brentor Village Hall, Devon

19 nov, 2016 - 19 nov, 2016

01822 810425

Marine Theatre Lyme Regis, Dorset

23 nov, 2016 - 23 nov, 2016

Bridport Arts Centre, Dorset

25 nov, 2016 - 25 nov, 2016

West Stafford Village Hall, Dorset

26 nov, 2016 - 26 nov, 2016

01305 265282 / 01305 257490

Toller Porcorum Village Hall, Dorset

27 nov, 2016 - 27 nov, 2016

01300 320373

Team

Lighting Designer

Puppetry Consultant / Assistant Director

Composer / Cast

Choreographer / Cast

Reviews

 

'nuggets of theatrical gold'

Plymouth Herald , 12 oct, 2016
 
‘one of the comic highlights of the year’
ReviewsHub , 11 oct, 2016
 
‘engaging and funny and uniquely charming’
WhatsOnStage , 11 oct, 2016
 

'wonderful performances'

The Knowledge Plymouth , 13 oct, 2016
 

'there is something admirable in the show's brazen heedlessness of caution and convention'

The Stage , 02 nov, 2016
★★★★★

'incredibly innovative'

Behind the Arras , 02 nov, 2016
 

'warmth is in great demand at the moment – this production has it in buckets'

Stagetalk Magazine , 03 nov, 2016
 

 'the right kind of risk to take'

Liverpool Underlined , 09 nov, 2016
 

'well and truly bonkers'

The ReviewsHub , 09 nov, 2016
 

 'jigsaw of visual treats with humour and poignancy'

Wirral Globe , 09 nov, 2016
 

'without a doubt one of the most off the wall performance pieces you’re likely to see'

Good News Liverpool , 09 nov, 2016

Extras

13 sep, 2016

Take a peek into the Heads Will Roll rehearsal room...

28 sep, 2016

A few words from Paul Hunter, Director of Heads Will Roll and Artistic Director of Told by an Idiot.

11 oct, 2016

See what our audiences have been saying about Heads Will Roll...