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My Perfect Mind

My Perfect Mind

created by Told By An Idiot
written by Kathryn Hunter, Paul Hunter and Edward Petherbridge

A Told by an Idiot, Young Vic and Drum Theatre Plymouth co-production

3 - 27 September 2014 

The Maria

Show information

★ ★ ★ ★
"Like watching a masterclass on King Lear under the influence of LSD"
Daily Telegraph

★ ★ ★ ★
"Bonkers, borderline offensive... highly amusing"
Time Out

★ ★ ★ ★
"Hilarious, haunting, superbly directed by Kathryn Hunter"
The Independent

★ ★ ★ ★
"Beguiling"
The Times

★ ★ ★ ★
"Infected by gleeful madness"
The Guardian

★ ★ ★ ★
"Charming, very funny and occasionally bizarre"
Evening Standard

Acclaimed classical actor Edward Petherbridge rehearsed the role of King Lear – then a major stroke left him barely able to move. As he struggled to recover, he made a discovery: the entire role of Lear still existed word for word in his mind.

Directed by Kathryn Hunter and performed by Edward Petherbridge and Paul Hunter, this is a moving and comic exploration of the resilience of the human spirit.

Performances

7:45pm
Saturday matinees (except 6 Sept): 2:45pm

Running time: 90 minutes without an interval

Tickets

Tickets: £10, £19.50

A limited number of discounts are available for each performance. Early booking is advised.

Seating

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Food & drink

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In the press

BBC News meet Edward Petherbridge to discuss the poignant true story behind My Perfect Mind

Kathryn Hunter speaks to the Guardian about the greatest threat to theatre and what she's sacrificed for her art

"It's our duty to explode the moment" the Financial Times meets Told By An Idiot

Direction Kathryn Hunter
Design Michael Vale
Light Alex Wardle
Sound Gregory Clarke

With
Paul Hunter
Edward Petherbridge

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