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Let Me Play The Lion Too at Barbican Centre

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Expect an afternoon of anarchic spontaneity, unpredictable and provocative in nature, from a dynamic ensemble of twelve performers. With Told by an Idiot's Artistic Director Paul Hunter assuming the role of playful provocateur, a new generation of actors makes work in the moment, transforming before our eyes and stimulating our imaginations. Stories of sex, love, romance and belonging, inspired in part by The Decameron (the Italian, much wilder cousin of Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales), are the starting points for this live theatrical event. Initiated by a desire to effect change in relation to a lack of diversity onstage, Let Me Play The Lion Too began with an inclusive, open audition process attended by more than 260 performers with varying levels of experience. Designed to present opportunities to those underrepresented in theatre, including actors with disabilities, the project brings together a talented company with a shared passion for developing original material rooted in the Told by an Idiot trademarks of collaborative writing, curiosity and comedic sensibility.

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Barbican Centre

Silk Street
+44 (0)20 7638 8891
Public transport:
Tube: Moorgate and Barbican Train: Liverpool Street

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