Napoleon Disrobed

Arcola

Napoleon Disrobed

14 Feb 2018 - 10 Mar 2018

£10.00 - £22.00

Pro reviewers rating
5 reviews

3.2 out of 5.0
Peer reviewers rating
1 reviews

4.0 out of 5.0

What if Napoleon didn’t die in exile? What if he swapped identities with a lowly sailor and made it back to Paris? What then?

A poignantly moving and wryly humorous re-imagining of the final years of Napoleon Bonaparte.

Based on the novella The Death of Napoleon by Simon Leys.

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“The comedy lands in heaps... Antoine and Hunter share great chemistry and their connection magnetises the audience... Fun.”

Alistair Wilkinson (Broadway World)

“Whimsy a-go-go... playful but inconsequential larks... Lively production... Frustrating fun.”

Fiona Mountford (Evening Standard)

“Anarchic... refuses to take itself too seriously... Hunter’s zippy production is tirelessly energetic... Clever design.”

Julia Rank (The Stage)

“A cautionary tale about ego... Told by an Idiot present a world where everyone else blurs into one... Too plodding.”

Matt Trueman (What's On Stage, Time Out)

“The trademark inventiveness and silliness are well to the fore... The deeper heft of Leys’ work does not come through reliably.”

Ian Shuttleworth (Financial Times)

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