Author Archives for Toby Park

Spymonkey’s Stephan Kreiss dies aged 59

August 19, 2021 4:39 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Spymonkey’s friend, longstanding collaborator and irrepressible clown genius Stephan Kreiss has died. He passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on Monday 16th August, following a short illness. Spymonkey’s close collaboration of the core creative ensemble made up of Toby Park, Petra Massey, Aitor Basauri, Stephan Kreiss and designer Lucy Bradridge has been at the heart of everything they’ve created in over... View Article

Vienna & Helsinki autumn workshops

August 3, 2021 9:44 am Published by Leave your thoughts

We’ve just added two European dates to our workshop schedule for autumn 2021: Spymonkey Clown, Vienna We’ll be running a 5-day workshop on Spymonkey Clown in Vienna, led by Aitor Basauri, 29th Sept – 3rd Oct. The week will be our first partnership with Vienna Volksoper. Full details here. The Musical Clown, Helsinki 5-day workshop for singers and musicians keen... View Article

New Brassmonkey & Tall Stories Bursaries announced

July 23, 2021 2:01 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

We are announcing a new round of bursary awards for our upcoming workshops in London and Brighton in Autumn 2021. We are committed to supporting the development of the next generation of comedy performers. Our professional training workshops are delivered by the artistic directors and associate artists in the UK and across the world. Participants develop techniques of clowning, comedy,... View Article

Cultural Recovery Fund

April 2, 2021 1:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

We are delighted to announce that Spymonkey have been successful in their application to the Cultural Recovery Fund. MEDIA RELEASE DATE: 2nd APRIL 2021 Spymonkey to receive £68,871k from second round of the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund Spymonkey is among more than 2,700 recipients to benefit from the latest round of awards from the £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund  This... View Article


January 15, 2021 3:28 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Spymonkey’s HD version of COOPED/HYSTERIA (2019) has been selected as a finalist in the ONCOMM awards, the UK Off West-End online awards, in the category of Best Pre-Lockdown Recording. The show was recorded live in June 2019 at the Liverpool Playhouse. Cooped tours under the title HYSTERIA in the USA. Full credits and information here. The HD recording is available... View Article

…is Spymonkey’s Christmas Carol free-to-stream

December 19, 2020 10:56 am Published by Leave your thoughts

As our little prezzie to you all, the FullHD version of SPYMONKEY’S CHRISTMAS CAROL, recorded live at Liverpool Playhouse in 2019 will be FREE TO VIEW everywhere in the world this Sunday 20th for 5 days. We saved the best till last! And lord knows it’s needed right now! The toastiest Holiday Covid Emergency Physical Comedy Aid Package of them... View Article

Dear Conservative Government

December 14, 2020 11:06 am Published by Leave your thoughts

We would so love to know how to plan for 2021. No deal is going to make it impossible for us to exist, as a major part of the company is non-UK. Some have Leave To Remain, but some of us are not eligible for that, as they’ve always been based out of the country and come to the UK... View Article

All I Want For Christmas…

December 4, 2020 7:01 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

…is a Spymonkey Christmas prezzie! What The Dickens?! Created by Spymonkey with illustrator and former children’s laureate Chris Riddell, this is a card game to warm the cockles of your heart! Fun for all the family, and featuring favourite characters from Charles Dickens’ best-loved story. The rules are based on the English card-game favourite ‘Old Maid’. Each pack contains 49... View Article