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Posted by > 17 November 2018

Liverpool rehearsal pics

A glimpse behind the scenes at our September Christmas Carol rehearsals at the Liverpool Everyman (and a couple from Brighton in June!) More information about the show here: LEP pics by Brian Roberts / Brighton pics by Maja Park-Roesel

Posted by > 8 November 2018

Christmas Carol images

We are currently in rehearsals for Spymonkey’s A Christmas Carol at Liverpool Playhouse! The show will play in Liverpool 8th Dec 2018 – 12th Jan 2019. Here’s a selection of images from our studio shoot. More information about the show on the Christmas Carol pages. Studio photography by John Hunter for Ruler Performers: Aitor Basauri, Petra Massey, Sophie Russell &... View Article

Posted by > 4 October 2018

Fabulous Backstroms in Prix Italia

YLE, the Finnish national broadcaster, has just announced they have nominated their broadcast of the Fabulous Bäckström Brothers show as the Finnish entry for the Prix Italia TV awards later this year. The show was co-written and directed by Toby Park and Aitor Basauri of Spymonkey. The show received joyous reception, standing ovations and rave reviews on its visit to... View Article

Posted by > 8 June 2018

New Spymonkey collaborations

In parallel with getting our Christmas Carol off the starting blocks for Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse, (which went on sale to the public last week and is off to a roaring start apparently), Spymonkey are involved in a number of collaborations with companies across the UK over the next few months: Toby is working as physical comedy director on the... View Article

Posted by > 23 May 2018

Upcoming events

A CHRISTMAS CAROL @ Liverpool Playhouse
Dec 8 2018 @ 7:30 pm – Jan 12 2019 @ 9:30 pm
A CHRISTMAS CAROL @ Liverpool Playhouse

Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse and Spymonkey present


Performed by Aitor Basauri, Sophie Russell, Petra Massey & Toby Park

Live music by Ross Hughes & Marcus Penrose

Directed by Ed Gaughan

Designed by Lucy Bradridge

Created by Spymonkey, Ed Gaughan & Matthew Crosby (after Charles Dickens)

LIVERPOOL PLAYHOUSE 8th Dec 2018 – 12th Jan 2019

The perfect Christmas show for lovers of laughter, music and Charles Dickens’s greatest story, brought to life in splendidly festive fashion by those artists of comedic invention and madcap delight, Spymonkey.

Toby Park, Petra Massey, Aitor Basauri and Sophie Russell, alongside director Ed Gaughan, designer Lucy Bradridge and a musical line-up including Ross Hughes and Marcus Penrose, will reprise the creative team behind the sell-out success of Mrs Hudson’s Christmas Corker at Wiltons Music Hall London in 2014.

Don your best Victorian bib-and-tucker and hold on to your stovepipe hat, as you’re whisked through Victorian London and beyond, led by the Ghosts of Christmases Past, Present and Future on a flight of theatrical fancy. ‘Not that far back, you irrepressible comedy loons!’ Mr Dickens would surely protest. ‘I’m pretty sure the Nativity story did NOT make an appearance in my Christmas Carol!’.

‘No matter!’ Scrooge will say, dancing a jig through the frozen streets, dressed only in his nightshirt, as he finally understands what Christmas is all about. And so, good friends, will we – with a tear in our eye, clutching our loved ones close about us and counting our many, many blessings!

And one of those blessings is sure to be: Joining us at Liverpool Playhouse for this riotously good-natured musical comedy treat, bless my jiggit!

Tickets go on sale to the public on Tuesday 8th May via the Everyman & Playhouse website:

photo by John Hunter for RULER
poster design by Toby Park
illustrations by Chris Riddell