Author Archives for Toby Park

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


COVID-19 Emergency Physical Comedy Aid Package

June 27, 2020 1:31 am Published by Leave your thoughts

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


Emergency ACE Funding

May 18, 2020 10:36 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Some good news this morning: Spymonkey are receiving emergency Arts Council of England funds to allow us to continue to operate through the COVIDeousness. 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. We’ll be using the funds to cover... View Article


Thoughts from a clown student in isolation

May 11, 2020 1:44 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

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


‘Jack Absolute’ at the National Theatre

February 4, 2020 11:50 am Published by Leave your thoughts

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


A CHRISTMAS PRESENT FROM SPYMONKEY

December 21, 2019 2:10 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

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


CHRISTMAS WITH SPYMONKEY

December 3, 2019 11:38 am Published by Leave your thoughts

We thought it would be nice to spend a bit of quality time with our international Family of Monkey this Yule-tide, so we are giving you all a Christmas present! For 24 hours from midday on Sunday 22nd December we’ll be making our live recording of Spymonkey’s A Christmas Carol free to stream on our Vimeo channel. You’ll be able... View Article