A comic alternative history by Told by an Idiot
Based on the novel The Death of Napoleon by Simon Leys
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).