My Perfect Mind

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My Perfect Mind
My Perfect Mind

Created by: Told by an Idiot. Directed by: Kathryn Hunter. Starring: Paul Hunter, Edward Petherbridge.

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.

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