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About the Show Less...

A piece of verbatim theatre which reveals what we can and can't imagine when we look at someone. Read More >

Rachael and Lisa wanted to make a theatre show but couldn’t think of an idea.

Armed with a tape recorder, they went on to the streets and asked people to take a good look at them and imagine what their show could be about. Who should play the main character? Who should be the funny one? What should the story be?

What they heard and recorded was funny, heartfelt, sometimes jaw-dropping but always very revealing about what we can (and can’t) imagine when we look at someone.

No Idea plays in the Young Vic’s Maria theatre.


Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 21/07/2010

Opening Night: 22/07/2010

Closing Night: 31/07/2010

Running time: 1h20

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Cast & Creative


Lisa Hammond, Rachael Spence


Director - Lee Simpson

Designer - Ben Stones

Lighting Designer - Colin Grenfell

Sound - Gareth Fry

Author - Lisa Hammond, Rachael Spence and Improbable

About Young Vic

66 The Cut, Lambeth, London SE1 8LZ

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