What does it take to get to the top?
Following the overwhelming success of YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU (Royal Exchange, Christmas 2011), internationally
acclaimed, Told by an Idiot return with an anarchic, larger than life version of this proliic Russian playwright’s best known comedy.
TOO CLEVER BY HALF is a biting satire about Gloumov, a young scoundrel who is out to climb to the top of bourgeois society, regardless of what it takes to rise through the ranks and who he steps on to get there.
Backstabbing, greed, blind ambition and some wonderfully odd characters combine with Told by an Idiot’s bold energy to create a truly theatrical, heartfelt and touching piece that is as provocative and pertinent as it was in 1868.
‘Told by an Idiot are the most exciting, enthralling and energising presence in British Theatre.’ Carol Ann Duffy, Poet Laureate