Upcoming Events

Feb
3
Wed
2021
Lucy Bradridge: Designing for Idiots
Feb 3 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Lucy Bradridge: Designing for Idiots

WEBINAR

Lucy Bradridge: Designing for Idiots – Weds 3rd Feb 4.30pm (UK time)

Lucy Bradridge has been associate artist with Spymonkey for more than 20 years, working on every show the company has made, and her visual sensibility has heavily informed the company’s highly visual sense of style. In this illustrated conversation with Spymonkey managing AD Toby Park, she talks about her creative process, influences, how she came to specialise in designing for physical comedy, advice for people starting out, and what a designer looks for in making funny theatre funny. 90 mins. Cap 40 people. On Zoom.

Tickets £12/ £15 / £20 depending on affordability

Feb
16
Tue
2021
Stephan Kreiss: Funny & German
Feb 16 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Stephan Kreiss: Funny & German

Stephan Kreiss: Funny & German – Tues 16th Feb 4.30pm (UK time)

The job description, for re-casting the part of undertaker Udo Keller in Spymonkey’s inaugural show ‘Stiff’, began a 20-year creative partnership between Spymonkey and Stephan Kreiss, one quarter of the Spymonkey ensemble. The Vienna-based virtuoso prat-faller, slapstickeur extraordinaire and world-class idiot will be in conversation with Spymonkey managing AD Toby Park, talking about his life in physical comedy: mime, illusion, air guitar and nosebleeds.

90 mins. Cap 40 people. On Zoom.

Tickets £12/ £15 / £20 depending on affordability

Feb
23
Tue
2021
Arts Council England Project Grants – In Depth
Feb 23 @ 9:30 am – 1:30 pm
Arts Council England Project Grants - In Depth

WORKSHOP

Arts Council England Project Grants – In Depth – Tues 23rd Feb 9.30am (UK time)
With Producer Emily Coleman

*PLEASE NOTE THE DATE HAS CHANGED FROM ORIGINAL LISTING*

This session will explore each section of the application in detail using examples from Spymonkey’s successful grants, as well as a guide to uploading your application onto ACE’s Grantium portal. 

I am really happy to report that ten days after taking part in the online course I submitted our application for a (under £15,000) grant. Five weeks after that we received the news that our application for a new (covid safe online children’s series: Three Loud Knocks) had been successful. I am sure the Spymonkey course and Emily’s advice and clear communication of her knowledge paid a part in our success. I would strongly recommend this course to anyone who hasn’t attempted a ACE grant application before. Emily totally demystifies the process. It’s a great course and has proved to be great value.  Nicky McRoy – joint artistic director of Beggars Belief Collective
4 hours. Cap 20 people. On Zoom.

Tickets £35 / £50 / £70 depending on affordability

Aitor Basauri: Turning points
Feb 23 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Aitor Basauri: Turning points

Aitor Basauri: Turning points – Tues 23rd Feb 4.30pm (UK time)

Life is a series of turning points and cross roads. In this webinar conversation with Spymonkey managing AD Toby Park, Aitor talks about his childhood dream of becoming an actor, the succession of turning points that carved out his life in physical comedy and his newest dream … to become a pro surfer!

“Like in clowning, in surfing you know the outcome of your action, you will fall from the wave, the laughter will die, in the wave you will have to go back to the line up, to the break, to the peak to wait to catch the next wave. In clown you will go back to the zoom to wait for the laugh to ride it all the way to the end …To leave the audience satisfied and wanting more…”

90 mins. Cap 40 people. On Zoom.

Tickets £12/ £15 / £20 depending on affordability

Mar
2
Tue
2021
Spymonkey Under the Influence
Mar 2 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Spymonkey Under the Influence

Spymonkey Under the Influence – Tues 2nd March 4.30pm (UK time)

Spymonkey are excited to offer an exciting new webinar with Spymonkey Artistic Directors Toby Park and Aitor Basauri who take stock, with the help of some choice illustrative clips and images, on the influences on their work: from those whose practices have steered their lives such as the great clown teacher Philippe Gaulier, Spymonkey director Cal McCrystal, Swiss action heroes KKG, through to greats of physical comedy – Keaton, Normand, Marx Bros, Sellers, Python, Conway & Korman.

90 mins. Cap 40 people. On Zoom.

Tickets £12/ £15 / £20 depending on affordability