Wes Anderson meets Spaghetti Western in this 'Whodunnit?' in Sale

'The Man Who Thought He Knew Too Much' comes to the Waterside this February...

By Manchester's Finest | 26 January 2022

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The award-winning Voloz Collective are bringing ‘The Man Who Thought He Knew Too Much‘ to Waterside in Sale this February – a show that’s a fast-paced mix of Wes Anderson, Hitchcock, Spaghetti Westerns and Agatha Christie.

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.

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.

The 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.

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!”


The Man Who Thought He Knew Too Much

Date: Thursday 17th February
Time: 19:30
Cost: £12.50 / £10.50

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Waterside, 1 Waterside Plaza, Sale, Trafford, M33 7ZF
0161 912 5616