Told by an Idiot in association with the Royal Exchange, Manchester

Told by an Idiot’s show, the hysterical Too Clever By Half by Alexandr Ostrovsky, played at the Royal Exchange Manchester from the 10 July - 17 August 2013.

Directed by Paul Hunter, Too Clever By Half was a biting satire about Gloumov, a young scoundrel who was out to the top of bourgeois society, regardless of what it takes to rise through the ranks and who he steps onto to get there.

Backstabbing, greed, blind ambition and some wonderfully odd characters combined to create a truly theatrical, heartfelt and touching piece that was as provocative and pertinent as it was in 1868.



★★★★ ‘Physical comedy reigns supreme for Told by an Idiot’ - The Public Reviews

‘spontaneous and alive’ - The Stage

‘there’s not a moment that isn’t wittily eye-catching’ - The Times
‘genuinely brilliant’ - Exeunt Magazine

Performance Dates 2013

10 July - 17 August       Royal Exchange, Manchester