Here you go, humbuggers, the Ghosts of Past, Present and Futuuuuuuure…
We never apologise for our uncompromisingly traditional rehearsal process.
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: https://www.spymonkey.co.uk/a-christmas-carol.html LEP pics by Brian Roberts / Brighton pics by Maja Park-Roesel
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
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
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
Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse and Spymonkey present
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
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: https://www.everymanplayhouse.com/