Masterclass with Told By An Idiot

CANCELLED - Fri 27 March 2020

3pm – 5pm
Barnfield Theatre, Clifford Room

Following Government advice, this workshop will no longer be able to go ahead. If you have already booked, our Box Office will be in touch with you directly, using contact details provided at the time of booking.
Find up-to-date information here.


Join Told by an Idiot cast members Amalia Vitale (Charlie Chaplin) and Jerone Marsh-Reid (Stan Laurel) to get a practical, behind-the-scenes insight into the collaborative and highly physical devising process behind The Strange Tale of Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel. You will get the most out of this workshop if you have seen the show – or are planning to!

This workshop will involve some moving around, so please wear clothes you can move comfortably in.

About Told By An Idiot

“We take creative risks, we tell universal stories and we include everyone.”

Told by an Idiot explore the human condition through theatre that is ‘bigger than life’. They acknowledge the artifice of performance and make no attempt to put reality on stage, but inhabit the space between laughter and pain which exists in the real world.

Their work is rooted in the live event and thrives on a sense of spontaneity and risk, celebrating the unpredictability of performance. Through playful collaborative writing, anarchic physicality and a comedic sensibility, they create genuinely spontaneous experiences for audiences.

“Their work is never less than sublime” – Independent

“They made the work accessible and enjoyable…it was very light but precise and accurate at the same time” – workshop participant, Liverpool, February 2020

Event Info


Standard price £15

Unfortunately, we’ve had to cancel this workshop. If you have already booked your tickets, our Box Office will be in touch with you directly. Find up-to-date information on how we’re dealing with the Coronavirus outbreak here.


U26 members can purchase tickets for this masterclass for £5. Tickets available at this price are limited and early booking is advised. Please log into the website for your discount to automatically be applied to your basket.


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