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Description

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 well and truly 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).

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

There will be a post-show discussion with a special focus on devised work after the performance on Thursday 15 March.

the comedy lands in leaps

Broadway World

In whichever way Napoleon Bonaparte spent his final years, this comic alternative history is the version I will choose to remember

Theatre Weekly

I can recommend Napoleon as the tonic for clearing away the winter blues

Breaking The Fourth Wall

An amusing and anarchic production, both performers have excellent stage presence, and the set design, simple but effective, is nothing short of ingenious

London Theatre 1

Kathryn Hunter’s zippy production is tirelessly energetic...Anarchic alternative history lesson that refuses to take itself too seriously

Upcoming

A classic comic turn.. Napoleon Disrobed strikes a chord

Whats On Stage

amusing and anarchic.. the set design is nothing short of ingenious

London Theatre

I now believe in the transformative power of theatre

Sunday Times on Get Happy

Their work is never less than sublime

The Independent

Venue Information

The REP

Box Office: 0121 236 4455

Ticket Information

From £10

Group, family, disabled and school rates available via our box office.

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: 80 mins without an interval
Recommended for ages 14+

Post-Show Discussion: Thursday 15 March

ACCESS PERFORMANCES
BSL Interpreted Performance: 17 March, 8pm
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