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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

Upcoming events

NORWAY CLOWN CAMP @ Nesodden Norway
Jul 27 @ 8:00 pm – Aug 2 @ 8:00 pm

Norway Clown Camp returns in 2019!

6 day comedy workshop led by SpyMonkey’s Aitor Basauri and Toby Park!

Set in the beautiful nature on an Island outside of Oslo, this is a workshop to discover freedom in failure and vulnerability on stage. We will develop sensitivity to the audience through games and exercises.

We will learn to follow our own quirky impulses and stop ‘thinking’ too hard. From this we will develop material for the stage.Suitable for actors, standup comedians, improvisers and public speakers. Minumum aged 18+.

Previous participants include multi-award winning comedians and actors, musicians, theatre technicians, an opera singer and a bus-driver! This workshop is for anyone who wants to surprise themselves, and see what they thought they couldn’t do!

Below is the facebook event link, we often put offers out for our followers on social media


Arrival: Saturday 27th July in the afternoon.

Workshop starts: Evening of Saturday 27th July.

Workshop ends: Evening of Friday 2nd August.

Participants leave on Saturday 3rd August after a night of celebration!

Workshop comprises of 6+ hours of workshops per day.

Price of workshop includes accommodation, food and additional activities.

6 full days of workshops (excluding introduction on Saturday 27th July).

Price of Workshop:- 6900 NOK


For more details of how to book, please visit the Norway Clown Camp website