Spymonkey News


We’ve just announced our London 2020 workshops. Toby Park, joint Artistic Director of Spymonkey, will be leading a 5-day workshop on Music in Clown & Comedy 13th – 17th January 2020 at Toynbee Studios London E1 Full details of the workshop and how to apply are on the event page here: https://www.spymonkey.co.uk/wordpress/event/music-in-clown-comedy-jan20/ “The music and comedy workshop with Spymonkey is... View Article

Posted by > 14 November 2019

Spymonkey Jobs: Training & Education Officer

We are recruiting for a new freelance part-time post of Training and Education Officer to join Spymonkey’s small team of Managing Artistic Director and Producer. As our training and participation work expands this is a crucial role in overseeing the smooth running of this fundamental line of work, as well as the potential to develop new areas or projects we’ve... View Article

Posted by > 24 October 2019

Hysteria extended run in Tampa Florida

We’ve had a fantastic response to our 7 week run of Hysteria at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa. The run marks a landmark for Spymonkey as the longest residency we’ve ever undertaken, and also is the first time we’ve replaced original Spymonkey cast members. We’ve taken advantage of this US run to do some rebranding: HYSTERIA... View Article

Posted by > 10 October 2019


Just announced: Joint Artistic Director Petra Massey is heading to Las Vegas for a year from this September, on loan from Spymonkey as host of Spiegelworld’s new Atomic Saloon Show at the Venetian Hotel on the Strip. The show is directed by Cal McCrystal, and will also have an inaugural run at Edinburgh Festival this August. Spiegelworld says: “Blazing Saddles”... View Article

Posted by > 23 April 2019


We can finally announce the news that has been burning a hole in our pockets for a while now. Cooped is headed to the USA! We will be rebranding the show for the USA as Spymonkey’s HYSTERIA, performing an extended 7-week run at the Straz Center Tampa, Florida, 17th Sept – 3rd Nov 2019. The show forms part of the... View Article

Posted by > 16 March 2019

UK Workshops

These are the UK workshops we have coming up: 23 MARCH 1-DAY LONDON COMEDY MASTERCLASS With Cal McCrystal & Spymonkey more info 30-31 MARCH NATIONAL THEATRE, SOUTHBANK LONDON Creative Development for 16-21 year olds with Petra Massey & Toby Park more info 29 APRIL – 3 MAY LONDON Music in Clown & Comedy with Toby Park more info

Posted by > 18 February 2019

International Workshops in 2019

We are holding a number of international workshops over the next few months: 30-31 MARCH AUSTIN TEXAS Intro to Clown with Aitor Basauri more info 5-7 APRIL DALLAS TEXAS Intro to Clown with Aitor Basaauri contact hilary@hilarychaplain.com 9-13 APRIL NEW YORK Clown Masterclass with Aitor Basauri contact devin.shacket@gmail.com 15-19 APRIL TORONTO Clown Masterclass with Aitor Basauri more info 1-6 JULY... View Article

Posted by > 18 February 2019

London Music & Clown Workshop

We’ve just announced the next of our London workshops: Music in Clown & Comedy 29th April – 5th May 2019 A 5-day workshop at Toynbee Studios London More information, including full details of how to apply, on the event page here. UPDATE – 28th March: This workshop is full and is now WAITING LIST ONLY To be put on the... View Article

Posted by > 18 February 2019