Spymonkey News

COVID-19 Emergency Physical Comedy Aid Package

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In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, in order to try to keep your global peckers up, we are releasing free online versions of our shows to the world over the next weeks. We hope these will be of help in cheering you up and boosting your immune systems! You might like to know that most of our shows including STIFF,... View Article

Posted by > 27 June 2020

Spymonkey’s The Business and Creative Online Workshops

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June – July 2020 In response to the impact of Covid-19 on theatre makers, Spymonkey are offering a series of affordable training workshops covering areas of finance, fundraising, marketing and touring, alongside sessions looking at the creative process behind our work.  We are aware that the skills and experience within our small, part-time, freelance team could be of benefit to... View Article

Posted by > 19 June 2020

Emergency ACE Funding


Some good news this morning: Spymonkey are receiving emergency Arts Council of England funds to allow us to continue to operate through the COVIDeousness. Spymonkey’s Love In (2011) – David McHugh We’d like to thank all the #NationalLottery players who take a punt every week, as well as Arts Council of England, for stepping up to plate during the crisis.... View Article

Posted by > 18 May 2020

NEW Spymonkey Online Professional Development Programme


Business workshop and project ideas MOT for theatre-makers. Hello from Spymonkey on lockdown! We are excited to be bringing you a series of workshops and online discussion groups to lift spirits, develop skills and help you to move forward with your current works-in-progress projects. We will host a series of Wednesday Workshops and Friday Garage of Broken Stupid Ideas sessions,... View Article

Posted by > 11 May 2020

Thoughts from a clown student in isolation


by Josie Cerise, Spymonkey 2020 bursary recipient ‘Naïve enough to start, stubborn enough to finish’ Ross Edgley, an extreme athlete’s mantra before starting a new physical challenge. I started my ‘clowning journey’ (how very yoga) 12 years ago, I was a naïve acting student who thought I would be really funny straight away. Guess what? I wasn’t. It takes patience... View Article

Posted by > 11 May 2020

Brassmonkey Bursary recipients Josie & Ugo

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We’re excited to announce our Brassmonkey Bursary recipients Josie & Ugo who will attend our 3 week Clown Creation Scool in March 2020. Here’s what they had to say about securing their bursary places: Josie  “I am over the moon to have been offered this bursary place. It will allow me to further explore creating my own work and build... View Article

Posted by > 11 February 2020

‘Jack Absolute’ at the National Theatre


We are delighted to announce that Spymonkey’s Toby Park will be working as Physical Comedy Director for ‘Jack Absolute Flies Again’ at the Olivier, Richard Bean and Oliver Chris’s new adaptation of Sheridan’s The Rivals, directed by Thea Sharrock. https://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/shows/jack-absolute-flies-again

Posted by > 4 February 2020


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ALL DAY Sunday 22nd December, our side-splittingly, eye-wateringly, laugh-out-loud funny Spymonkey’s Christmas Carol, recorded live at Liverpool Playhouse last year, will be free to view for everyone everywhere. Snuggle up, here’s the link: https://vimeo.com/r/2tEa/NUZYSm14Qy[link is valid all day tomorrow, Sunday 22nd, even though if you click on it today, Saturday, it says it has expired (as come clever arse pointed... View Article

Posted by > 21 December 2019