An anarchic family theatrical treat

Entertainment news from the Lancashire Evening Post

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An anarchic larger-than-life version of Alexandr Ostrovsky’s Too Clever By Half bursts on to the stage of Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre from Wednesday through to August 17.

This new production of the Russian playwright’s best-known comedy is presented in association with the acclaimed theatre company Told By An Idiot and follows the success of You Can’t Take It With You at the venue two years ago. Smooth-talking liar Gloumov is determined to climb to the top – and he doesn’t care how he does it, or who he steps on to get there.

Backstabbing, greed, and some wonderfully odd characters combine with the Idiot’s anarchic energy to create a comedy made especially for the Royal Exchange theatre space, and aimed at all the family.

Box Office: 0161 833 9833 or www.royalexchange.co.uk