03 October, 2014


My Perfect Mind has been most warmly received at the Tobacco Factory Theatre in Bristol.
In My Perfect Mind Petherbridge and Paul Hunter make an unlikely but effective double act. Petherbridge tall, dignified, craggily handsome; Hunter, shorter, more rotund, giving the impression he would wear a lampshade if it got a laugh. On a vertiginously raked stage the pair manage to deconstruct King Lear and Edward’s career in a manner both anarchic and structured at the same time. Petherbridge either plays himself, or Lear, but Hunter plays multiple roles. … a satisfying combination of wit, invention and actorly skill gave the audience food for thought as well as a refracted vision of one of Shakespeare’s best plays. (Bristol Post. Read full review)
An inventive, hilarious biographical show ...If there is a Lear in Petherbridge’s future, well its hard to see how it will be a better artistic triumph then what has been produced here. (WhatsOnStage. Read full review
Mural by German street artists Herakut on the 
side of the Tobacco Factory Theatre. 
Photo by EP