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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

Posted by > 23 April 2019


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

Posted by > 16 March 2019

International Workshops in 2019

We are holding a number of international workshops over the next few months: 30-31 MARCH AUSTIN TEXAS Intro to Clown with Aitor Basauri more info 5-7 APRIL DALLAS TEXAS Intro to Clown with Aitor Basaauri contact 9-13 APRIL NEW YORK Clown Masterclass with Aitor Basauri contact 15-19 APRIL TORONTO Clown Masterclass with Aitor Basauri more info 1-6 JULY... View Article

Posted by > 18 February 2019

London Music & Clown Workshop

We’ve just announced the next of our London workshops: Music in Clown & Comedy 29th April – 5th May 2019 A 5-day workshop at Toynbee Studios London More information, including full details of how to apply, on the event page here. UPDATE – 28th March: This workshop is full and is now WAITING LIST ONLY To be put on the... View Article

Posted by > 18 February 2019

COOPED flies again

This year we celebrate our 20th anniversary as a company! We hope you will join us at one of the limited British dates we are announcing today of Cooped, the deliciously demented take on the pulp gothic romance that we created with writer/director Cal McCrystal way back in 2001: Hitchcock’s Rebecca meets The Pink Panther. The show remains our most... View Article

Posted by > 13 February 2019

Christmas Carol reviews are in!

…and they are rocking! ★★★★ The Times “Emotionally true to the spirit of the redemptive tale, yet its zany approach is original and refreshingly free from sugary sentiment. “Feel you’ve digested this story over so many Christmases past that it has become as unappetising as Brussels sprouts? Then prepare for a treat. This inventively unhinged take on the seasonal favourite... View Article

Posted by > 20 December 2018

CC video blaps

Here you go, humbuggers, the Ghosts of Past, Present and Futuuuuuuure…

Posted by > 17 November 2018