The company’s work has been the subject of a number of theses and dissertations at bachelor, postgraduate and doctorate level.
Mathew Baynton, Rose Bruford University
Following his work as Cal McCrystal's assistant on Spymonkey's 'Bless', Mat went on to found his own clown company, Piggy Nero. Mat was co-writer and star, with James Corden, of BBC's 'The Wrong Mans', and a regular 'Horrible Histories' team member.
Smari Gunnarsson, Rose Bruford University
Smari is now a film director and actor working in London.
Laura Cockett, Liverpool University PhD
Ongoing doctorate thesis on the collaborative creative process
Lucy Amsden, Glasgow University PhD
DVD: 'Creating Comedy: Techniques & Excercises'
The company's devising process is considered, alongside John Wright and Tim Crouch, in Stephe Pritchard's 'Creating Comedy: Techniques & Excercises', a DVD resource for Pumpkin Interactive. Includes interviews with artistic directors Toby Park, Aitor Basauri and Petra Massey.
DVD: Oedipussy - Making Physical Comedy Work
Double DVD about the creative process behind Spymonkey's 'Oedipussy', directed by Emma Rice and written with Carl Grose. Includes interviews with Spymonkey and rehearsal footage. More information here
Book: 'Caçadores de Risos'
Demian Reis's examination of modern clowning (in Portuguese)
University of Bahia, Brazil
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