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My Perfect Mind

Straight from the Young Vic in London, where it was a smash hit in 2013, Edward Petherbridge, one of the world’s leading Shakespearean actors, and the Told by an Idiot company bring to life a personal tale starring Shakespeare himself.

Acclaimed classical actor Edward Petherbridge was cast as King Lear, when on the second day of rehearsals he suffered a stroke that left him barely able to move. As he struggled to recover, Edward made a discovery – the entire role of Lear still existed word for word in his mind. From being on the brink of playing one of Shakespeare’s most revered roles, to lying in a hospital bed surrounded by doctors, Edward had never imagined what tragedies and comedies lay in store for him.
This piece is a moving and comic exploration of the resilience of the human spirit through the prism of Shakespeare’s great tragedy.

cast
Paul Hunter / Edward Petherbridge

texts Kathryn Hunter, Paul Hunter and Edward Petherbridge / setting and costumes Michael Vale / lighting Alex Wardle / sound Gregory Clarke

director assistant Mia Theil Have / technical stage manager Rachel Bowen / technical director Carol Pestridge / executive producer Jenni Grainger / assistant producer Rachel Meyrick / production manager Andy Beardmore
 
co-produced by Told by an Idiot, Young Vic Theater and Theater Royal Plymouth

show in English subtitled in Catalan
ATTENTION improvised passages will not appear in subtitles

length 1h. 30' no interval


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