My Perfect Mind

 
 
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Dates:
3rd to 27th September 2014
 
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From Sep 3, Mon-Sat 7.45pm, mats Sat 2.45pm (press night Sep 9, 7pm, no mat perf Sep 6), ends Sep 27
 
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My Perfect MindDirected by Kathryn Hunter and performed by Edward Petherbridge and Paul Hunter, 'My Perfect Mind' is a Told by an Idiot production that takes a moving yet comical exploration of the resilience of the human spirit. Once cast as King Lear, acclaimed actor Edward Petherbridge got to work on his rehearsals. However, on the second day he suffered a stroke that left him barely able to move. As he struggled to make a recovery, he made a fascinating discovery: the entire role of Lear still existed word for word in his mind. To go from being cast as one of Shakespeare's most revered roles to being helpless in a hospital bed, Petherbridge could never have foreseen the tragedies and comedies that lay in store for him. The production returns to the Young Vic this September following a staging at the same theatre on the Cut near Waterloo in April last year.

 

About The Young Vic

Knocked together out of breeze blocks for a minimal budget in 1970, Lawrence Olivier's experimental theatre was intended to last for five years, and provide an inspiration for the new generation of performers. But this was an experiment that worked and, years later, the Young Vic remains south London's premier venue for the contemporary, the shocking, the controversial, and the bizarre. More about The Young Vic

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With an exciting calendar of events, London 2014 is shaping up to be another special year. Find out the best of what's happening throughout the capital this year with our thorough guide to 2014's finest entertainment.

 
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Electra
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 20th September to 20th December 2014
Old Vic Theatre, 103 The Cut, SE1 | 1 minute from My Perfect Mind
Kristin Scott Thomas stars in Ian Rickson's production of Electra, the tragedy of Electra and Orestes's revenge on their father's killers, as written by Sophocles. Scott ...More
 
 
 
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Eye Of A Needle
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: Friday 19th September 2014 at 8pm & Saturday 20th September 2014 at 3.30pm and 8pm
Southwark Playhouse, 77-85 Newington Causeway, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 | 11 minutes from My Perfect Mind
Provocative, topical and savagely funny, Eye Of A Needle gets under the skin of a system branded by both Left and Right as 'not fit for ...More
 
 
 
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Maggie's Culture Crawl
London > Events > Sporting Events  Dates: Friday 19th and Saturday 20th September 2014
Embankment Underground Station, Villiers Street, WC2N | 13 minutes from My Perfect Mind
Maggies Culture Crawl is part night-walk, part cultural adventure around London.As walkers head out into the night, from the Foreign Office to Fulham Palace by way ...More
 
 
 
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London > Entertainment > Theatres
66 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as My Perfect Mind
Knocked together out of breeze blocks for a minimal budget in 1970, Lawrence Olivier's experimental theatre was intended to last for five years, and provide an ... More
 
 
 
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National Theatre Studio
London > Entertainment > Theatres
83-101 The Cut, SE1 | 1 minute from My Perfect Mind
The National Theatre Studio is home to the National Theatre's Archive, open to anyone with an interest in the theatre's history. The archive includes every stage ... More
 
 
 
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Old Vic Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
103 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | 1 minute from My Perfect Mind
With the exception of The Globe, the Old Vic has had a greater influence on the history of drama than any theatre standing today. From John ... More
 
 
 
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St George's Cathedral
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from My Perfect Mind
One of two cathedrals in Southwark, St George's Cathedral opened in 1848 as the first Catholic cathedral in the UK after the Reformation. The impressive building ... More
 
 
 
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Alma Enterprises
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
38-40 Glasshill Street, SE1 | 7 minutes from My Perfect Mind
After five years at 1 Vyner Street Alma Enterprises, the project-space which began as a base for successful young artists' collective 'Land', moved to this new ... More
 
 
 
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Contemporary Applied Arts
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
89 Southwark Street, Fitzrovia, London SE1 | 8 minutes from My Perfect Mind
Founded in 1948 to promote and champion British craft, Contemporary Applied Arts operates a modern gallery space at 89 Southwark Street as a showcase of the ... More
 
 
 
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Evans Cycles
London > Shopping > Bicycle Shops
77 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | 1 minute from My Perfect Mind
With over 80 years experience in selling bikes, Evans brings something special to the cycle scene. This shop is the original Evans bike shop. ... More
 
 
 
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Konditor & Cook
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
22 Cornwall Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from My Perfect Mind
Konditor & Cook specialise in the creation of amazingly tasty cakes which are also sold on to some of the finest restaurants in the city. This, ... More
 
 
 
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I Knit London
London > Shopping > Clothing
106 Lower Marsh, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from My Perfect Mind
Stocking a wide range of yarns, needles, patterns and accessories, I Knit London started as a knitting community in Vauxhall in January 2006, meeting at the ... More
 
 
 
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Tas
London > Restaurants > Turkish restaurants
33 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | 1 minute from My Perfect Mind
Tas is a delightful place, serving chic Turkish food at affordable prices in a thoroughly pleasant environment. The cheerful, helpful staff definitely add to the experience, ... More
 
 
 
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Meson Don Felipe
London > Restaurants > Spanish restaurants
53 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | 1 minute from My Perfect Mind
Spanish cuisine. ... More
 
 
 
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Waterloo Bar and Kitchen
London > Restaurants > International restaurants
131 Waterloo Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 1 minute from My Perfect Mind
International cuisine. Tables on patio. ... More
 
 
 
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Career Energy
London > Education > Careers Services
4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 20 minutes from My Perfect Mind
Situated in the heart of London, Career Energy – formed in March 2002 - offers comprehensive advice on careers, career change and job searching. They’ll analyse ... More
 
 
 
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The Method Studio
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R | 24 minutes from My Perfect Mind
Learn to act by becoming the person you are portraying. Think yourself into the role... eat what they would eat, weigh what they would weigh, behave ... More
 
 
 
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English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 25 minutes from My Perfect Mind
English [Out There!] takes a very hands-on approach to learning English. The course places an emphasis on using what you have learned. Students are taken out ... More
 
 
 
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London Marriott Hotel County Hall Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 9 minutes from My Perfect Mind
Fancy detoxing in the building where the Greater London Council used to run the city? The Spa at the London Marriott County ... More
 
 
 
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Jubilee Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
3 Belvedere Road, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 9 minutes from My Perfect Mind
The concrete promenade along the South Bank greatly benefits from this large patch of green grass for striders, strollers and sightseers to relax on. Not ... More
 
 
 
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Chang's Hapkido Academy
London > Leisure > Martial Arts
Topnotch Health Club, 3 Tudor Street, City, London EC4Y | 13 minutes from My Perfect Mind
Grandmaster Gedo Chang's Hapkido martial arts schools emphasises practical self-defence, confidence, balance and fitness. The ancient Korean martial art of Hapkido is made up of three components: ... More
 
 
 
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The Anchor & Hope
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
36 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | 1 minute from My Perfect Mind
This is a gastropub that takes both parts of its name seriously, and you can certainly have a good evening just popping in to sample some ... More
 
 
 
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King's Arms
London > Nightlife > Pubs
25 Roupell Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from My Perfect Mind
A short walk from the South Bank Centre, The Old Vic and The National Theatre this traditional old watering hole is a good place to have ... More
 
 
 
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The Thirsty Bear
London > Nightlife > Pubs
62 Stamford Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from My Perfect Mind
If you're the kind of drinker who gets thirsty, very thirsty, and you don't have the time or patience to queue for at a very busy ... More
 
 
 
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Union Street Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
47-51 Union Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from My Perfect Mind
A local urban living room found beneath Union Street Cafe in Borough, Union Street Bar is Gordon Ramsay's first destination bar. Open until 2am on Thursday, ... More
 
 
 
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Oxo Tower Bar & Brasserie
London > Nightlife > Bars
Oxo Tower Wharf, Barge House Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 8 minutes from My Perfect Mind
Boasting one of the best views in town, the Oxo Tower Bar is perfect for combining a spot of leisurely (if static) sightseeing with some classy ... More
 
 
 
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Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden
London > Nightlife > Bars
Belvedere Road, SE1 | 8 minutes from My Perfect Mind
Designed by the Eden Project and run by Company of Cooks, the Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden is the place to be on a summer's evening ... More
 
 
 
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The Deck at the National Theatre
London > Business > Venue Hire
South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 8 minutes from My Perfect Mind
The Deck is a modern roof-top venue with stunning views over the Thames, available for hire at the National Theatre, part of the Southbank Centre which ... More
 
 
 
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National Theatre
London > Business > Venue Hire
South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 8 minutes from My Perfect Mind
The greatest theatre in the world? Probably. Each year the three superb venues in the National Theatre put on a significant proportion of the world's best ... More
 
 
 
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Skylon
London > Business > Venue Hire
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 8 minutes from My Perfect Mind
The Royal Festival Hall's refurbishment has done away with 'The People's Palace', the marvellously 1950s restaurant that used to occupy this space, and replaced it with ... More
 
 
 

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My Perfect MindMy Perfect MindMy Perfect MindDirected by Kathryn Hunter and performed by Edward Petherbridge and Paul Hunter, 'My Perfect Mind' is a Told by an Idiot production that takes a moving yet comical exploration of the resilience of the human spirit. Once cast as King Lear, acclaimed actor Edward Petherbridge got to work on his rehearsals. However, on the second day he suffer20th September 2014Saturday 27th September 2014 Where:
The Young Vic, 66  The Cut      SE1 8LZ
Category: event
Now On
My Perfect Mind
event > Theatre > Dramas
DATES  3rd to 27th September 2014
VENUE  The Young Vic 
Directed by Kathryn Hunter and performed by Edward Petherbridge and Paul Hunter, 'My Perfect Mind' is a Told by an Idiot production that takes a moving yet comical exploration of the resilience of the human spirit. Once cast as King Lear, acclaimed actor Edward Petherbridge got to work on his rehearsals. However, on the second day he suffer... More about this event
 
Dirty ButterflyDirty ButterflyAt night, Jason listens to the noises from next door, fascinated by the world of his neighbour Jo. Amelia also knows that there is something very wrong next door. The three of them are soon caught in a maelstrom of confessions and power trips. Drama written by debbie tucker green and directed by Tinuke Craig. Not suitable for ages below 16.1st October 2014Saturday 11th October 2014 Where:
The Young Vic, 66  The Cut      SE1 8LZ
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Dirty Butterfly
event > Theatre > Dramas
DATES  1st to 11th October 2014
VENUE  The Young Vic 
At night, Jason listens to the noises from next door, fascinated by the world of his neighbour Jo. Amelia also knows that there is something very wrong next door. The three of them are soon caught in a maelstrom of confessions and power trips. Drama written by debbie tucker green and directed by Tinuke Craig. Not suitable for ages below 16.
The Cherry OrchardThe Cherry OrchardThe Cherry OrchardTrailblazing director Katie Mitchell, whose "immaculately choreographed and imaginatively sensitive" (Telegraph) 'Written on Skin' staged at the Royal Opera House last year earned her the South Bank Sky Arts Award for 2014, directs Simon Stephens' new version of Anton Chekhov's last and greatest play. This new version of The Cherry Orchard by Olivi10th October 2014Saturday 29th November 2014 Where:
The Young Vic, 66  The Cut      SE1 8LZ
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The Cherry Orchard
event > Theatre > Dramas
DATES  10th October to 29th November 2014
VENUE  The Young Vic 
Trailblazing director Katie Mitchell, whose "immaculately choreographed and imaginatively sensitive" (Telegraph) 'Written on Skin' staged at the Royal Opera House last year earned her the South Bank Sky Arts Award for 2014, directs Simon Stephens' new version of Anton Chekhov's last and greatest play. This new version of The Cherry Orchard by Olivi... More about this event
 
Ivan Blackstock: A Harlem DreamIvan Blackstock: A Harlem DreamA dynamic co-production between Dance Umbrella and Young Vic, choreographed by Ivan Blackstock and featuring original music composed by Soweto Kinch. A speakeasy-styled set, with performers showcasing body popping, lindy hop, burlesque and locking.20th October 2014Saturday 1st November 2014 Where:
The Young Vic, 66  The Cut      SE1 8LZ
Category: event
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Ivan Blackstock: A Harlem Dream
event > Clubbing and Nightlife > Dance - Hip Hop
DATES  20th October to 1st November 2014
VENUE  The Young Vic 
A dynamic co-production between Dance Umbrella and Young Vic, choreographed by Ivan Blackstock and featuring original music composed by Soweto Kinch. A speakeasy-styled set, with performers showcasing body popping, lindy hop, burlesque and locking.
Far AwayFar AwayA woman seeks the truth in a senseless world, in Caryl Churchill's drama which is directed by Kate Hewitt.7th November 2014Saturday 29th November 2014 Where:
The Young Vic, 66  The Cut      SE1 8LZ
Category: event
 
Far Away
event > Theatre > Dramas
DATES  7th to 29th November 2014
VENUE  The Young Vic 
A woman seeks the truth in a senseless world, in Caryl Churchill's drama which is directed by Kate Hewitt.
Dusk: Fevered SleepDusk: Fevered SleepDusk: Fevered SleepAn exploration of change, hope, friendship and reunion, Dusk is a magical new interactive show for young theatre goers aged between 4 and 7, one of two new children's shows staged in the Young Vic's The Maria this winter. Following their show for children, Brilliant, Fevered Sleep return with Dusk which celebrates the natural world and changing sea13th November 2014Saturday 29th November 2014 Where:
The Young Vic, 66  The Cut      SE1 8LZ
Category: event
 
Dusk: Fevered Sleep
event > Theatre > Kids shows
DATES  13th to 29th November 2014
VENUE  The Young Vic 
An exploration of change, hope, friendship and reunion, Dusk is a magical new interactive show for young theatre goers aged between 4 and 7, one of two new children's shows staged in the Young Vic's The Maria this winter. Following their show for children, Brilliant, Fevered Sleep return with Dusk which celebrates the natural world and changing sea... More about this event
 
GolemGolemGolemBlending original animation with entrancing music and live performance, Golem explores one of the great questions of the modern world: what happens when man and machine become intertwined? A colourful and philosophical show from the theatre collective 1927, whose smash hit 'The Animals and Children took to the Streets', "a thrilling blend of junk-s9th December 2014Saturday 17th January 2015 Where:
The Young Vic, 66  The Cut      SE1 8LZ
Category: event
 
Golem
event > Theatre > Specialist
DATES  9th December 2014 to 17th January 2015
VENUE  The Young Vic 
Blending original animation with entrancing music and live performance, Golem explores one of the great questions of the modern world: what happens when man and machine become intertwined? A colourful and philosophical show from the theatre collective 1927, whose smash hit 'The Animals and Children took to the Streets', "a thrilling blend of junk-s... More about this event
 
The Way Back HomeThe Way Back HomeThe Way Back HomeOliver Jeffers's enchanting book, The Way Back Home, is brought to life though Joanna Lee's opera for families and children aged between 5 and 8 years old in this delightful introduction to the magical world of opera. The perfect family treat this Christmas, English National Opera perform the story of a boy who, on discovering an aeroplane in his 11th December 2014Tuesday 23rd December 2014 Where:
The Young Vic, 66  The Cut      SE1 8LZ
Category: event
 
The Way Back Home
event > Kids Events > Theatre Productions - Kids Shows
DATES  11th to 23rd December 2014
VENUE  The Young Vic 
Oliver Jeffers's enchanting book, The Way Back Home, is brought to life though Joanna Lee's opera for families and children aged between 5 and 8 years old in this delightful introduction to the magical world of opera. The perfect family treat this Christmas, English National Opera perform the story of a boy who, on discovering an aeroplane in his ... More about this event
 
Happy DaysHappy DaysWinnie who is trapped in a wasteland with her detached husband, keeps despair away by singing rituals and relying on her trusty lipstick. She maybe a hopeful soul, but there is a sense of denial in her world. Samuel Beckett's drama features Juliet Stevenson and David Beames. Directed by Natalie Abrahami.13th February 2015Saturday 21st March 2015 Where:
The Young Vic, 66  The Cut      SE1 8LZ
Category: event
 
Happy Days
event > Theatre > Dramas
DATES  13th February to 21st March 2015
VENUE  The Young Vic 
Winnie who is trapped in a wasteland with her detached husband, keeps despair away by singing rituals and relying on her trusty lipstick. She maybe a hopeful soul, but there is a sense of denial in her world. Samuel Beckett's drama features Juliet Stevenson and David Beames. Directed by Natalie Abrahami.
 

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Society Of Feline Artists: Annual London Show 2014
Exhibitions | Until 30th September 2014 

Llewellyn Alexander Gallery 1 minute walk from The Young Vic

More than 300 oil paintings, watercolours, acrylics, prints and drawings by more than 50 artists....More

Moving On Present UNDERCURRENT
Exhibitions | Until 11th October 2014 

The Vaults, Arch 233 7 minutes walk from The Young Vic

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Jerwood Drawing Prize 2014
Exhibitions | Until 26th October 2014 

Jerwood Space 7 minutes walk from The Young Vic

Drawings and prints submitted by professional and amateur artists from across the country and judged by a panel of experts....More

The Art Of Zhen Shan Ren International Exhibition
Exhibitions | Until 8th October 2014 

The gallery@oxo 8 minutes walk from The Young Vic

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Celebrate London Design Festival
Exhibitions | Until 21st September 2014 

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Charlie Waite: Silent Exchange
Exhibitions | Until 20th September 2014 

National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre 8 minutes walk from The Young Vic

A display featuring recent images as well as those considered most important in the career of the British landscape photographer....More

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Theatre | Until 20th September 2014 

National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre 8 minutes walk from The Young Vic

Richard Bean, best known for farcical hit 'One Man, Two Guvnors', has penned Great Britain, a topical drama about the ...More

 
Ballyturk
Ballyturk
Theatre | Until 11th October 2014 

National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre 8 minutes walk from The Young Vic

The lives of two men unravel quickly over the course of 90 minutes in Enda Walsh's ambitious and tender new ...More

 
James III: The True Mirror
Theatre | Until 29th October 2014 

National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre 8 minutes walk from The Young Vic

The National Theatre Of Scotland and the National Theatre Of Great Britain present the final instalment of Rona Munro's historical ...More

 
 
 
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