2018 Productions

Napoleon Disrobed

Produced by
Told by an Idiot, Theatre Royal Plymouth and Arcola Theatre

Created and Performed by
Told by an Idiot


One of the UK’s most unique theatre companies creates this poignantly moving and wryly humorous re-imagining of the final years of Napoleon Bonaparte. Using their trademark comic physicality Told by an Idiot discover the absurdity of trying to retrieve time, and glory. An irreverent and hugely playful show exploring what it is to lose immense power but gain personal freedom; to transition from one identity to another, and to lose public face.

Following their collaboration on the smash-hit My Perfect Mind (‘there’s nothing quite like it… wild and funny with a serious core’ ★★★★ The Times) Told by an Idiot Artistic Director Paul Hunter will take the role of Napoleon under the direction of award-winning actor and director Kathryn Hunter.



Theatre Royal Plymouth
25th Jan > 10 Feb 2018

Arcola Theatre, London
14th Feb > 10th March 2018