COVID-19 Emergency Physical Comedy Aid Package

In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, in order to try to keep your global peckers up, we are releasing free online versions of our shows to the world over the next weeks. We hope these will be of help in cheering you up and boosting your immune systems!

You might like to know that most of our shows including STIFF, MOBY DICK, CHRISTMAS CAROL, COOPED, OEDIPUSSY and THE COMPLETE DEATHS are available all year round through our online shop. 100% of the income from these go towards supporting future touring and educational work. So even if you miss the free versions, you don’t need to miss out on the health-giving powers of watching laugh-out-loud rip-snortingly funny Spymonkey physical comedy, lovingly rendered in HD.

As of 11th May we’ve already brought lockdown relief to 5000 households! We’re listed in the Guardian’s ‘Hottest Front Room Seats – Best Theatre to Watch Online’, which is rather nice.

Freeview Schedule

Sun 31st May – The Complete Deaths (2016) Four clowns perform all 76 onstage deaths in Shakespeare. A life-affirming and sublimely funny tribute to death and the Bard. Written and directed by Tim Crouch. 
★★★★ “A fabulous bloodbath” The Observer
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Sun 7th June – Stiff (2002) The show that launched the company internationally, touring to 20 countries, Stiff is a study in subtle outrage, dancing a reel on that excruciatingly funny spot just beyond the pale. Directed by Cal McCrystal
★★★★ “You’ll weep, but only with laughter. The Guardian
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Sun 14th June – A Christmas Carol (2019) (yes, why not!) – The perfect Christmas show for lovers of laughter, music and Charles Dickens’s greatest story. Directed by Ed Gaughan.
★★★★ “For festive cheer drenched in irreverence, with all the best bits of Dickens, panto and Christmas pop culture, you can’t do better than this.” The Guardian
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Sun 21st June – Every Last Trick (2014) Feydeau’s masterpiece adapted by Tamsin Oglesby. A Royal & Derngate production, directed by Paul Hunter, performed by Aitor Basauri, Toby Park, Sophie Russell and Adrien Gygax
★★★★ “Gloriously loopy” The Times ★★★★ “Complete nonsense meets consummate skill” Libby Purves TheatreCat
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NB: USING VIMEO FREEVIEW CODE

You need a Vimeo account to make the freeview code free!

Vimeo is a bit user-unfriendly in this regard, and it may look as if you are about to be charged to watch the video. Once you are logged in as a user (you’ll need to create a new account if you don’t have one yet) the freeview code will kick in and you will be credited with a free rental.

Alternatively, you could always just pay to rent or purchase! 100% of the income from our Vimeo channel goes towards supporting our future touring and educational work. All our shows are listed on our online shop as DVD and Vimeo download and rentals.

All our shows, even when they are not free to veiw, are still available via our Vimeo-on-demand service. All income from our videos goes towards supporting our work and giving us a fighting chance of coming out of the COVID-sh!te still alive.

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Posted by > 12 May 2020