Dates & Times
Thu 15 Mar 18
8.00pm
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Fri 16 Mar 18
8.00pm
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Sat 17 Mar 18
8.00pm
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  • BSL Interpreted
Description

What if Napoleon didn't die in exile? What if he swapped identities with a lowly sailor and made it back to Paris? What then?

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 explore the absurdity of trying to retrieve time and glory. An irreverent and hugely playful show about 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' Times 4 stars) Paul Hunter will take the role of Napoleon under the direction of Award-winning actor and director Kathryn Hunter.

Director Kathryn Hunter
Set and Costume Design Michael Vale
Lighting Design Aideen Malone
Sound Design Adrienne Quartly
Performed by Paul Hunter & Ayesha Antoine

Find out what's been happening in rehearsals here.

I now believe in the transformative power of theatre

Sunday Times on Get Happy

Their work is never less than sublime

The Independent

Ticket Information

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Fees and Charges

As of 15 January, we now charge a transaction fee of £2.50 on all payment types. This covers administration costs and postage and enables us to provide a dedicated booking service. This charge does not apply to transactions under £10, group bookings over 50 and school group bookings. We also waive this charge if you are a REP Friend. 
Please talk to a member of our BOX office team if you require further information.

Fees & Charges
As of 15 January, we now charge a transaction fee of £2.50 on all payment types. This covers administration costs and postage and enables us to provide a dedicated booking service. This charge does not apply to transactions under £10, group bookings over 50 and school group bookings. We also waive this charge if you are a REP Friend.

Please talk to a member of our BOX office team if you require further information.
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Further Information
Performance Length: 90 mins without an interval (TBC)
Recommended for ages 14+

ACCESS PERFORMANCES
BSL Interpreted Performance: 17 March, 8pm

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