My Perfect Mind
Theatre Royal Plymouth, Told by an Idiot, and Young Vic
Kathryn Hunter, Paul Hunter and Edward Petherbridge
Acclaimed classical actor Edward Petherbridge rehearsed for 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 through the prism of Shakespeare’s great tragedy. My Perfect Mind celebrated Told by an Idiot’s twentieth anniversary as one of the UK’s leading and most inventive touring companies
Theatre Royal Plymouth
Thursday 14th February – Saturday 2nd March 2013
Young Vic, London
03 – 27 September 2014
Tobacco Factory, Bristol
30 September – 04 October 2014
West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds
15 – 18 October 2014
Unity Theatre, Liverpool
21 – 25 October 2014
Birmingham Repertory Theatre
04 – 08 November 2014
Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough
11 – 15 November 2014
Teatre Lliure, Barcelona
20 & 21 November 2014
"Like watching a masterclass on King Lear under the influence of LSD"
"Bonkers, borderline offensive... highly amusing"
"Hilarious, haunting, superbly directed by Kathryn Hunter"