Heads Will Roll

A Told by an Idiot and Theatre Royal Plymouth production

Heads Will Roll


Thursday 6 - Saturday 22 October 2016 Download Calendar

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A Told by an Idiot and Theatre Royal Plymouth Production

Heads Will Roll – A savage folly based on the myth of El Dorado

A golden man wades into a lake and disappears, searching for forgiveness

A BBC TV executive flushes money down the toilet in her desperate quest for soap opera ratings

A Spanish conquistador crashes through the South American jungle convinced he will find a city where rivers run with gold

This new show from the insatiably curious Told by an Idiot is a dark epic comedy about delusion, vanity, and the corruption of power. Inspired by the historic search for El Dorado – the mythical city where rivers ran with gold – Heads Will Roll explores the quests we carry throughout our lives, even if our goals are out of reach.

With live music from one of Barcelona’s most unique musicians and an international cast, Heads Will Roll continues Told by an Idiot’s journey of creating the unexpected since 1993.

‘Their work is never less than sublime’
The Independent on Told by an Idiot

‘I now believe in the transformative power of theatre’
★★★★★ Sunday Times on Get Happy

‘There’s nothing quite like it… Wild and funny with a serious core’
The Times on My Perfect Mind

Pricing & Concessions

Thu – Sat 7.45pm

Previews Thu 06, Fri 07, Sat 08

All concessions