March 26, 2013, 1:06 am -- /EPR NETWORK/ -- Acclaimed production company Told By An Idiot have returned with a new play. Currently touring the country, My Perfect Mind is set to run at the Young Vic from April 3rd until April 20th
The story tells a fictionalized account of real-life classical actor Edward Petherbridge's casting as King Lear. Two days into rehearsals for his dream role, Petherbridge is waylaid by a stroke that renders him unable to move. The actor discovers that the role continues to exist in his ‘perfect mind', and as the action unfolds, the audience finds out how an actor goes from utter helplessness to regaining dignity.
The two-hander is completed by Paul Hunter who, along with Petherbridge, performs multiple roles throughout. Among the strange twists and turns of the narrative is a scene in which both Hunter and Petherbridge depict Laurence Olivier's version of Lear, as performed in the National Theatre canteen.
The play is directed by Kathryn Hunter, and has been described as ‘moving yet comical'. Set designer Michael Vale helps the audience visualize Petherbridge's past, present and future failures and successes. It marks Told By An Idiot's 20th year of work, and promises to wow London critics and audiences alike during the two week initial run.
Tickets for the play range from £10 to £20 and are available via LondonTown.com. The website is also offering cheap hotels in London within easy reach of the Young Vic. The deals – available for the duration of the show's run – are open exclusively to LondonTown.com visitors.
Among the hotels on offer, the Holiday Inn Express London Southwark (just seven minutes from the Young Vic on Southwark Road) has announced a 51% discount, bringing the cost of a stay down to just £93 per night.
Cheaper still, The Bridge Hotel London on Borough Road is offering double rooms (with ensuites) at a 6% discount, making the cost of a night's stay just £83.
The Days London is offering double rooms at a 50% discount, or from £70 per night. The Days is less than ten minutes walk from the Young Vic. The featured hotels are available exclusively through LondonTown.com.
For more info on My Perfect Mind , and to see more cheap London hotels, visit LondonTown.com.