Told by an Idiot, Theatre Royal Plymouth and Arcola Theatre

Napoleon Disrobed

Directed by: Kathryn Hunter

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Napoleon died in exile. But what if he didn’t?
What if he swapped identities with a lowly sailor and hot-footed it back to Paris?
On the Eurostar?

Napoleon Disrobed is the playful, side-splitting and endlessly inventive new show from Told by an Idiot, one of the UK’s most celebrated devised theatre companies.

Go incognito with a certain French general on his perilous journey across Europe, from dodgy hotel rooms to floundering melon enterprises. The history books are about to be rewritten in this raucous comedy about losing immense power and rediscovering personal freedom.

Paul Hunter takes on the role of the fallen Emperor Napoleon under the direction of Kathryn Hunter in their first collaboration since the smash-hit My Perfect Mind (★★★★★ ‘a show unlike any other’ Daily Telegraph).


Access performances

17 February, 3pm: Relaxed performance, with adapted sound and lighting and minor script adjustments, plus increased wheelchair capacity. People with a learning or physical disability, autistic spectrum condition, or sensory or communication disorder are especially welcome.

1 March, 7.30pm: BSL interpreted performance

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