Charming, ambitious, smooth-talking liar Gloumov is determined to climb to the top – and he doesn’t care how he does it, or who he steps on to get there.
Following the overwhelming success of YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU (Royal Exchange, Christmas 2011), the Royal Exchange Theatre and the internationally acclaimed Told by an Idiot once again join forces to give their unique take on TOO CLEVER BY HALF, the prolific Russian playwright’s hilarious satire about the problem of honesty in a lying hypocritical world.
Backstabbing, greed, and some wonderfully odd characters combine with the Idiot’s anarchic energy to create a comedy that is seriously funny, and wildly physical. Made especially for the amazing Royal Exchange theatre space, this promises to be truly spectacular, and the perfect summer show for all the family.
‘Their work is never less than sublime.’ The Independent on Told by an Idiot
‘Told by an Idiot are the most exciting, enthralling and energising presence in British Theatre.’ Carol Ann Duffy, Poet Laureate