Author Archives for Toby Park

May newsletter

May 1, 2018 11:29 am Published by Leave your thoughts

  SPYMONKEY MAY NEWS A couple of big things we’ve been dying to tell you about… BREAKING NEWS: Spymonkey announce major new show We are delighted to be able to announce a major new co-production with Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse. Spymonkey’s ‘A Christmas Carol’ will play a five-week run at the Playhouse from 8th December – 12th January. The perfect... View Article

3-Week Clown Creation School launched

April 30, 2018 5:32 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

We are launching our first ever 3-week course in October, to take place at Toynbee Studios in Aldgate, London.   We’ve been asked frequently by participants of our 5-day workshops whether we could offer a longer course, aimed at taking students deeper into the work and equipping people to make the first steps towards creating a new clown number, or... View Article

The Fabulous Backstroms speak!

April 18, 2018 8:02 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Ahead of their UK premiere at The Old Market in Brighton Fringe, Finnish musical clowns Jouni and Petri Backstrom talk about their collaboration with Spymonkey with The Old Market’s Andy O’Connor.   How did you come to make the Fabulous Backstrom Brothers show? What were the starting points? Jouni: It was a lifelong dream of mine to do a musical... View Article

Other January News

January 9, 2018 12:20 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

TOMtech MOTION CAPTURE We had a blast in September this year working at Portsmouth University’s motion capture suite, on a weeklong residency courtesy of TOMtech, the future-proofing wing of The Old Market, and Arts Council England. Thanks to Portsmouth University for letting these old duffers push their technology to the limits and beyond! We are now cooking up some potential... View Article

Spymonkey Music & Performance workshop in April

January 3, 2018 5:31 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Just announced this: I’m going to be leading this week of music, comedy and performance in London, 23rd – 27th April 2018. This is going to be an opportunity to explore music and comedy in more depth than we usually get to work on in our workshops. We’ll look at all the delights that music has to offer us as... View Article

Shakespeare Death Cards published by Chronicle Books

December 18, 2017 9:23 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Our Shakespeare Deaths card game, originally self-published by Spymonkey in collaboration with illustrator and Children’s Laureate Chris Riddell, and Tim Crouch, director of The Complete Deaths, has been published in a new colour edition by San Francisco-based Chronicle Books. The perfect Christmas present for fans of Shakespeare and death! They can be ordered in the UK from Blackwells and Samuel... View Article

‘Making Physical Comedy Work’ released on Vimeo

October 2, 2017 3:30 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

We often get asked ‘how do you create your shows?’. Here’s an opportunity for students and anyone interested in the collaborative creative process to look in detail at the creation of our 2012 show Oedipussy. Previously only available on DVD, we have just released ‘Making Physical Comedy Work – Oedipussy in Development’ as an HD video-on-demand download or streaming: View Article

August International Workshops

June 27, 2017 8:30 am Published by Leave your thoughts

We’ve just confirmed the following week-long US workshops led by Jt Artistic Director Aitor Basauri: 7th- 12th August – Creating Clown Material – Celebration Barn Maine USA¬† (link to CB website) 15th – 19th August – Clown Masterclass Intensive – Los Angeles 22nd – 26th August – Clown Masterclass Intensive – New York   And there’s a rare opportunity to... View Article