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Paul Hunter and Edward Petherbridge in My Perfect Mind (Photo: Manuel Harlan)

My Perfect Mind

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About the Show Less...

My Perfect Mind is a moving and comic exploration of the resilience of the human spirit, based on the true experiences of actor Edward Petherbridge. Read More >

My Perfect Mind is based on the experiences of acclaimed actor Edward Petherbridge, who suffered a stroke that left him barely able to move while rehearsing King Lear. In just one day he had gone from performing one of Shakespeare’s greatest roles to not being able to control his fingers. As he attempted to recover, he discovered that despite his huge change he could still remember the role o Lear word for word.

The show that has grown out of his experiences blurs the events from this life-changing chapter in Petherbridge’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: 03/09/2014

Opening Night: 09/09/2014

Closing Night: 27/09/2014

Running time: 1h30

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Cast & Creative


Paul Hunter, Edward Petherbridge


Director - Kathryn Hunter

Producer - Told by an Idiot, Young Vic and Drum Theatre Plymouth

Designer - Michael Vale

Lighting Designer - Alex Wardle

Sound - Gregory Clarke

Author - created by Told By An Idiot, written by Kathryn Hunter, Paul Hunter & Edward Petherbridge

About Young Vic

66 The Cut, Lambeth, London SE1 8LZ

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