The Man Who Thought He Knew Too Much has been on the North Wall’s radar ever since its sell out run at Edinburgh Fringe last year.
And now Oxford can enjoy it for themselves as the North Wall brings the endlessly inventive Voloz Collective‘s fast-paced whodunnit to town for one night only on Thursday (Nov 2). BOOK HERE
Think Hitchcock meets Spaghetti Western in this entertaining riff on cinematic whodunnit-mystery-thrillers,” the North Wall‘s Amy Walters explains.
So what was it about The Man Who Thought He Knew Too Much that the North wall loved so much?
“It’s fast, furious and above all it’s funny. Voloz Collective are a hugely talented physical theatre company – you’ll be amazed by the worlds they create with their bodies, almost no set and a handful of props – and The Man Who Thought He Knew Too Much is fast, furious and above all funny,” Amy adds.
The resulting cinematic caper of accusations, accidents and accents is all based around the hapless Roger, a Frenchman in 1960’s New York.
Having followed the same routine for years, a minor delay saves him from an explosion which throws his ordered world into chaos.
Roger then chases his would-be assassins around the globe in this fast-paced, immediate and visceral production.
Film buffs are also in for a treat, because The Man Who Thought He Knew Too Much is influenced by different cinematic styles, kicking off with a film-noir feel, transitioning into the fast-paced physicality of a Matrix or Bond film, before moving into classic and contemporary westerns, Coen Brothers and Sergio Leone films and a nod to Wes Anderson and Quentin Tarantino.
Throw in its 1960s setting with classic American advertising campaigns, cold war conspiracies and even a Beatles song, and this vaudevillian physical comedy really picks up the pace.
Coming to to The North Wall for one night only on Thursday November 2. BOOK HERE