Napoleon Disrobed

Told by an Idiot

Napoleon Disrobed


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Napoleon Disrobed
A comic alternative history
By Told by an Idiot
Based on the novel The Death of Napoleon by Simon Leys

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.

Age guidance 14+
Contains some strong language

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