Award-winning Voloz Collective brings The Man Who Thought He Knew Too Much to Waterside in Sale, Trafford. The show is an intercontinental, inter-genre, cinematic caper of accusations, accidents, and accents. Roger Clement, a Frenchman in 1960s New York, has followed the same predictable routine for years, until a minor delay saves him from an explosion, throwing his ordered world into chaos as Roger chases his would-be assassins around the world to discover the truth. Raucously funny and endlessly inventive, this Lecoq-trained theatre company delights and stuns with live, original music and virtuosic acrobatics in this award-winning fast-paced whodunnit.
Olivia Zerphy, writer and director, said, “While comedy today is increasingly text-based, we are excited to bring audiences to the roots of vaudevillian physical comedy with Voloz’s own contemporary cinematic twist. What draws people so often to film and TV is the speed and ingenuity with which one image transforms into the next. With this show, we transpose this visual dexterity of film into a theatrical language, teasing out moments of both poetry and hilarity that we cannot wait to share with audiences in Sale!”
This show has been developed at Paris’s Guillotine Theatre, London’s Greenwich Theatre and at The Pleasance’s A Pleasance Scratch, and won the Les Enfants Terribles and Greenwich Theatre Award 2020.
The Man Who Thought He Knew Too Much
Thu 17 Feb 19:30
£12.50 / £10.50