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Shakespeare Death Cards to be published by Chronicle Books

MEDIA RELEASE – 17 March 2017 Contact: Jessica Chambers Abrams & Chronicle Books Chronicle Books to release Great Shakespearean Deaths Card Game by Spymonkey and Chris Riddell Chronicle Books, which is distributed in the UK and Europe by Abrams & Chronicle Books, announced today plans to release a new format of the highly successful Great Shakespearean Deaths Card Game.... View Article

Posted by > 18 March 2017

One Day Without Us

Here at Spymonkey we are supporting the #1DayWithoutUs protest. Our work as a company has been defined by our membership of the EU, providing us with the freedom to collaborate across borders, to take our work to audiences across the continent without hindrance from restrictions of movement of goods and services. These freed0ms we have taken to be natural, and... View Article

Posted by > 20 February 2017

Chichester Festival Theatre

Last chance to catch The Complete Deaths on its UK tour will be next week at the Minerva Theatre, our first ever visit to Chichester Festival Theatre! Here’s an interview with Toby for Chichester Festival Theatre blog: How did the idea for The Complete Deaths come about? We had been thinking about doing a Shakespeare comedy – ‘Two Gentlemen’ perhaps,... View Article

Posted by > 7 February 2017

APAP New York

Following our knockout run at Chicago Shakes – 90% capacity over the whole run! – I’m looking forward to visiting the APAP convention in New York 5th – 10th January. If anyone wants to contact me there drop me a line at or +44 7766 712757. I can show you my wares. We are working with 12 Corners Management... View Article

Posted by > 4 January 2017

Chicago Shakes

We’ve had such a joyous time in Chicago it is tough to say goodbye. Big fat sell-out audiences who laughed, cried and got the work, a great theatre, some excellent new friends, and some spectacular weather. Well done everyone – a great end to a great year! Here’s a round-up of reviews and blogs. “Life-affirmative with a macabre twist. Very... View Article

Posted by > 13 December 2016

Deaths Live!

We’ve just released The Complete Deaths as part of our Vimeo on Demand service. Available now to rent, buy and download in glorious 1080 High Definition!

Posted by > 24 November 2016

Next stop Chicago

Now our 2016 UK tour is finished we are getting ready for our trip to Chicago Shakespeare Festival as part of their Shakespeare400 celebrations, where we’ll be playing 30th November – 11th December. The run is pretty much sold out but there are some tickets left for selected shows,  details here: We are also planning a one-day taster workshop... View Article

Posted by > 8 November 2016

Upcoming events

Jun 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Complete Deaths Czech Republic @ Klicprovodo Divadlo, Hradec Kralove | Hradec Králové | Czechia
All of Shakespeare’s deaths performed by “four of the greatest clowns working in Britain” (Time Out) directed and adapted by Tim Crouch There are 74 onstage deaths in the works of William Shakespeare. (75 if you count the black ill-favoured fly killed in Titus Andronicus.) They range from the Roman suicides in Julius Caesar to the death fall of... View Article
Aug 7 @ 10:00 am – Aug 12 @ 5:00 pm
Maine Creating Clown workshop @ Celebration Barn, Maine | Paris | Maine | United States
Masterclass with Spymonkey’s Aitor Basauri   GENERATING CLOWN MATERIAL: August 7 – 12 2017   Celebration Barn, Maine   Cost: $500   LIMITED CAPACITY. REGISTER TODAY! to reserve a place go to the Celebration Barn website:   GENERATING NEW MATERIAL How do you make a show from scratch? This workshop is designed to understand the process from early conception... View Article
Aug 28 @ 9:00 am – Sep 1 @ 12:30 pm
Berlin Clown & Comedy @ Maske und Mantel Berlin | Berlin | Berlin | Germany
Maske und Mantel Berlin is hosting this 5-day workshop led by Spymonkey joint artistic director and musical director Toby Park. In this week-long workshop we will explore some of the building blocks of physical comedy that we like to use with Spymonkey to create work. Using games and exercises and in a generous spirit of play and fun (two vastly... View Article