Author Archives for Toby Park

Why we started the Brassmonkey Bursary appeal

November 29, 2019 3:02 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

We decided it was time to stop complaining about the lack of diversity in our professional worlds of physical comedy, clown and devised theatre, and do something about it! We thought a place that we could have maximum impact was right at the outset of professional training – when people are forming budding creative relationships that then build into partnerships... View Article


November 18, 2019 6:34 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

WE HAVE JUST LAUNCHED A NEW SCHEME TO OFFER FINANCIAL SUPPORT to performers from diverse backgrounds, to participate in our acclaimed clowning and business workshops. Since our inception in 1998, we have created some of the most outstandingly original theatre in Britain, drawing on the disciplines of clown, physical theatre and devised theatre. We are committed to supporting the development... View Article


November 14, 2019 7:11 am Published by Leave your thoughts

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: “The music and comedy workshop with Spymonkey is... View Article

Spymonkey Jobs: Training & Education Officer

October 24, 2019 3:46 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

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

HYSTERIA extended run in Tampa Florida

October 10, 2019 3:12 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

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


April 23, 2019 8:16 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

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


March 16, 2019 3:00 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

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

UK Workshops

February 18, 2019 6:19 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

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