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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 Theatre Royal Plymouth co-production

10 - 28 June 2015 


59 E 59th St, New York
NY 10022, United States

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"Very funny"
The Sunday Telegraph

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“Edward Petherbridge’s greatest artistic achievement… Paul Hunter is the perfect comic foil”
The Times 

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

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

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

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The Times

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"Infected by gleeful madness"
The Guardian

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"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.

Click here to see what audiences have been saying about the show so far.  


Tue - Thu 7pm, Fri 8pm, Sat 2pm & 8pm, Sun 3pm 

Additional Performance: Sunday 21 June at 7.30pm 

Running time: 90 minutes without an interval

Tickets: $70.00
(59E59 MEMBERS $49.00)

In the press

Edward Petherbridge takes a break from My Perfect Mind rehearsals to tell the Ham & High about his passion for painting

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

Paul Hunter
Edward Petherbridge

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