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July 25 - 27, 2024  |  The Helen The Man Who Thought He Knew Too Much BorderLight Theatre Festival

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The Man Who Thought He Knew Too Much (FRANCE/UK)
Voloz Collective
Content Warning: Show contains cartoon violence, smoke and haze.


Following two sell-out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe, a European tour, and an Off-West End run, Voloz Collective brings their smash hit to BorderLight Theatre Festival.

Wes Anderson meets Hitchcock meets Spaghetti Western in this multi award-winning, intercontinental, inter-genre, cinematic caper of accusations, accidents and accents.   Roger, a Frenchman in 1960's 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, Roger chases his would-be assassins around the globe. Raucously funny and endlessly inventive, this Lecoq-trained theatre company delights and stuns with live, original music and virtuosic acrobatics in this fast-paced whodunnit. 

Workshop: Cinematic Devising by Voloz Collective (The Man Who Thought He Knew Too Much) 

  • 7/27 at 12:30pm in The Helen
  • Learn how to combine Lecoq-inspired physical theatre techniques with Voloz's own contemporary cinematic twist to devise surprising, clear, and imaginative narratives. CLICK HERE or view "Additional Ticket Information" below to learn more!


"Physical Theatre at its most immaculate" ★★★★ Scotsman
"Theatre at it's finest" ★★★★★ BroadwayBaby
"Leaves you wanting more" ★★★★★ BroadwayWorld
"The theatrical equivalent of a well-crafted Netflix thriller" ★★★★ WhatsOnStage

The BorderLight Theatre Festival International Show 4-pack | $129.00

CLICK HERE to learn how you can bundle & save! 

The BorderLight Theatre Festival International Show 4-pack only applies to the International Shows that take place in The Helen or Westfield Insurance Studio Theatre (WIST). Not redeemable for the Comedy Shows at Kennedy's Theater or any Fringe Shows sold through the BorderLightCLE.org site. No other discount may be used to purchase the 4 pack.

Additional Ticket Information

Workshop: Cinematic Devising by Voloz Collective (The Man Who Thought He Knew Too Much)  

Produced by the Voloz Collective

This dynamic workshop introduces participants to the fundamentals of collaborative devising. Participants will learn how to create effective unscripted work in an ensemble environment, inspiring their audience’s imagination with nothing more than their bodies, voices and found objects. Using Lecoq-inspired techniques employed in our own practice, participants will work together to create imaginative narratives through guided improvisation. This empowers participants to find a common creative language and build surprising theatre by relying on their dramaturgical instincts, rather than intellectual processes. We will guide participants in exercises focusing on the use of their bodies and found objects, allowing them to transform themselves - for example - from the protagonist, to an ant, to an aeroplane in the blink of an eye. This near-cinematic style is at the heart of Voloz’s theatrical practice.

  • Instructions: Wear comfortable clothing and shoes you can move in, and bring a water bottle.
  • Tickets for the workshop are $30.
  • This workshop should take approximately 90 minutes. Limited capacity. 

CLICK HERE for Workshop Tickets!