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My Perfect Mind

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About the Show Less...

A moving and comic exploration of the resilience of the human spirit. Read More >

Acclaimed classical actor Edward Petherbridge was rehearsing for the role of King Lear when a major stroke left him barely able to move. In the space of 24 hours, he had gone from knowing one of the greatest parts in Western drama, to not even being able to move his thumb and index finger together. As he struggled to recover he made a startling discovery: the entire role of Lear still existed word for word in his mind.

My Perfect Mind blurs events from a life-changing chapter in Edward’s life with moments from King Lear in a moving and comic exploration of the resilience of the human spirit.




Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 03/04/2013

Opening Night: 05/04/2013

Closing Night: 04/05/2013

Running time: 1h30

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Cast & Creative


Edward Petherbridge and Paul Hunter


Director - Kathryn Hunter

Producer - Told by an Idiot

Designer - Michael Vale

Lighting Designer - Alex Wardle

Sound - Gregory Clarke

About Young Vic

66 The Cut, Lambeth, London SE1 8LZ

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