Taking as its inspiration Thomas' ink-black comic tales, The Dark Philosophers is a funny, violent and passionate depiction of a community teetering on the brink of humanity. Using Told by an Idiot's trademark anarchic
physicality and inventive storytelling, this adaptation brings out the bleak, wild humor in tales laced with sex, murder and Thomas' devastating Valleys wit.
TOLD BY AN IDIOT THEATRE COMPANY has established an international reputation for its startlingly original productions. Recent productions include: And The Horse You Rode In On (national tour, co-produced with Drum Theatre Plymouth, co-commissioned by Barbican and Brighton Festival), The Comedy of Errors (RSC), Michel Faber's The Fahrenheit Twins (Drum Theatre Plymouth, barbicanbite and Unity Theatre), Beauty and the Beast (Lyric Hammersmith and Warwick Arts Centre) and Philip Pullman's The Firework-maker's Daughter (Sheffield Crucible).