My Perfect Mind

My Perfect Mind


Thursday 14 February - Saturday 2 March 2013 Download Calendar

The Drum


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

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. Our latest co-production,* My Perfect Mind* celebrates Told by an Idiot’s twentieth anniversary as one of the UK’s leading and most inventive touring companies.

Created by Told by an Idiot Written by Kathryn Hunter, Paul Hunter and Edward Petherbridge

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

Running Time: tbc


Maria, Young Vic: 3rd to 27th September, 2014
Tobacco Factory, Bristol: Tuesday 30th September to Saturday 4th October, 2014
West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds: Wednesday 15th to Saturday 18th Oct, 2014
Unity Theatre, Liverpool: Tuesday 21st Oct, 2014 to Saturday 25th Oct, 2014
Birmingham Rep: Tuesday 4th to Saturday 8th November, 2014
Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough: Tuesday 11th to Saturday 15th November, 2014
Teatre Lliure, Barcelona: Thursday 20th and Friday 21st November, 2014