Upcoming Events

Jul
21
Tue
2015
Mack & Mabel @ Chichester Festival Theatre Oaklands Park Chichester England PO19
Jul 21 – Sep 5 all-day
Apr
17
Sun
2016
Big Bang Siegfried @ Theater Hagen
Apr 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Big Bang Siegfried @ Theater Hagen | Hagen | Nordrhein-Westfalen | Germany

Symphonic orchestral version of ‘The Fabulous Bäckström Brothers’, the show created by Spymonkey’s Aitor Basauri and Toby Park with Finnish opera singer brothers Petri and Jouni Bäckström and pianist/composer Jukka Nykänen.

The show combines particle physics, Johnny Cash and Wagner as two brothers (they might be opera singers) make an audacious roadtrip of discovery along the famous Route 66. It was enthusiastically received on its opening in Helsinki in 2014, and this performance marks its first performance outside Finland.

It will be very exciting to see the opera clown show, conceived as a very tidy 3-hander for smaller spaces, scaled up to the Theater Hagen stage, with their orchestra performing ‘The God Particle’ – a modernist opera-within-an-opera about nuclear physics – as well as the sections of Wagner’s Siegfried performed on a grand scale. Orchestral arrangements have been written by Finnish composer Jonne Valtonen, a leading composer for gaming soundtracks including Final Fantasy, Super Mario Bros., The Elder Scrolls, The Legend of Zelda and Castlevania. He is very, very good.

More about ‘The Fabulous Bäckström Brothers’ show on their pages here: http://www.fabulousbb.fi/

 


promo 1’40”


cupsong stravinsky

May
5
Thu
2016
Northampton previews @ Royal & Derngate Northampton
May 5 @ 7:45 pm – May 7 @ 9:30 pm
Northampton previews @ Royal & Derngate Northampton | Northampton | United Kingdom

Thu 05 May 7:45pm | Fri 06 May 7:45pm | Sat 07 May 2:30pm & 7:45pm

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 Prince Arthur in King John; from the carnage at the end of Hamlet to snakes in a basket in Antony & Cleopatra; from Pyramus and Thisbe to young Macduff. There are countless stabbings, plenty of severed heads, some poisonings, two mobbings and a smothering. Enorbarbus just sits in a ditch and dies from grief. And then there’s the pie in Titus Andronicus.

In THE COMPLETE DEATHS, Spymonkey will perform all the deaths in 90 minutes. Sometimes lingeringly; sometimes accidentally; sometimes movingly; sometimes musically; always hysterically. Using only Shakespeare’s language (plus some inevitable present-day squabbling) the four ‘seriously, outrageously, cleverly funny clowns’ (Time Magazine) attempt to scale the peaks of highest culture and plumb the depths of deepest tragedy. They do this while also coming to terms with their own mortality – and stupidity.

THE COMPLETE DEATHS marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s own death. It will be a solemn, sombre and sublimely funny tribute.

A Spymonkey co-production with Brighton Festival and Royal & Derngate Northampton.

Supported by the National Lottery through the Arts Council of England. Developed at The Other Place at the RSC, and supported by the MA Dramatic Writing Lab at Drama Centre London at Central Saint Martins.

More information on the Complete Deaths page

May
11
Wed
2016
Brighton Festival @ Theatre Royal Brighton
May 11 @ 7:45 pm – May 15 @ 9:30 pm
Brighton Festival @ Theatre Royal Brighton  | Brighton | United Kingdom

World Premiere of Spymonkey’s latest creation

Wed 11 – Sat 14 May, 7.30pm
Sat 14 & Sun 15 May, 2.30pm

A Spymonkey co-production with Brighton Festival and Royal & Derngate Northampton.

 

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 Prince Arthur in King John; from the carnage at the end of Hamlet to snakes in a basket in Antony & Cleopatra; from Pyramus and Thisbe to young Macduff. There are countless stabbings, plenty of severed heads, some poisonings, two mobbings and a smothering. Enorbarbus just sits in a ditch and dies from grief. And then there’s the pie in Titus Andronicus.

In THE COMPLETE DEATHS, Spymonkey will perform all the deaths in 90 minutes. Sometimes lingeringly; sometimes accidentally; sometimes movingly; sometimes musically; always hysterically. Using only Shakespeare’s language (plus some inevitable present-day squabbling) the four ‘seriously, outrageously, cleverly funny clowns’ (Time Magazine) attempt to scale the peaks of highest culture and plumb the depths of deepest tragedy. They do this while also coming to terms with their own mortality – and stupidity.

THE COMPLETE DEATHS will premiere in May 2016 and will mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s own death. It will be a solemn, sombre and sublimely funny tribute.

Supported by the National Lottery through the Arts Council of England. Developed at The Other Place at the RSC, and supported by the MA Dramatic Writing Lab at Drama Centre London at Central Saint Martins.

For further information about UK and international touring please email Spymonkey producer Emily Coleman emilycoleman@spymonkey.co.uk

More information on the Complete Deaths page

May
17
Tue
2016
Mayfest @ Bristol Old Vic
May 17 @ 7:30 pm – May 18 @ 9:15 pm
Mayfest @ Bristol Old Vic | Bristol | United Kingdom

May 17 – 18 7.30pm

Box Office 0117 987 7877

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 Prince Arthur in King John; from the carnage at the end of Hamlet to snakes in a basket in Antony & Cleopatra; from Pyramus and Thisbe to young Macduff. There are countless stabbings, plenty of severed heads, some poisonings, two mobbings and a smothering. Enorbarbus just sits in a ditch and dies from grief. And then there’s the pie in Titus Andronicus.

In THE COMPLETE DEATHS, Spymonkey will perform all the deaths in 90 minutes. Sometimes lingeringly; sometimes accidentally; sometimes movingly; sometimes musically; always hysterically. Using only Shakespeare’s language (plus some inevitable present-day squabbling) the four ‘seriously, outrageously, cleverly funny clowns’ (Time Magazine) attempt to scale the peaks of highest culture and plumb the depths of deepest tragedy. They do this while also coming to terms with their own mortality – and stupidity.

THE COMPLETE DEATHS marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s own death. It will be a solemn, sombre and sublimely funny tribute.

A Spymonkey co-production with Brighton Festival and Royal & Derngate Northampton.

Supported by the National Lottery through the Arts Council of England. Developed at The Other Place at the RSC, and supported by the MA Dramatic Writing Lab at Drama Centre London at Central Saint Martins.

More information on the Complete Deaths page

May
20
Fri
2016
Liverpool Physical Fest @ Liverpool Playhouse
May 20 @ 7:30 pm – May 21 @ 9:15 pm
Liverpool Physical Fest @ Liverpool Playhouse | Liverpool | United Kingdom

Fri 20th 7.30pm | Sat 21st May 2.00pm & 7.30pm

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 Prince Arthur in King John; from the carnage at the end of Hamlet to snakes in a basket in Antony & Cleopatra; from Pyramus and Thisbe to young Macduff. There are countless stabbings, plenty of severed heads, some poisonings, two mobbings and a smothering. Enorbarbus just sits in a ditch and dies from grief. And then there’s the pie in Titus Andronicus.

In THE COMPLETE DEATHS, Spymonkey will perform all the deaths in 90 minutes. Sometimes lingeringly; sometimes accidentally; sometimes movingly; sometimes musically; always hysterically. Using only Shakespeare’s language (plus some inevitable present-day squabbling) the four ‘seriously, outrageously, cleverly funny clowns’ (Time Magazine) attempt to scale the peaks of highest culture and plumb the depths of deepest tragedy. They do this while also coming to terms with their own mortality – and stupidity.

THE COMPLETE DEATHS marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s own death. It will be a solemn, sombre and sublimely funny tribute.

A Spymonkey co-production with Brighton Festival and Royal & Derngate Northampton.

Supported by the National Lottery through the Arts Council of England. Developed at The Other Place at the RSC, and supported by the MA Dramatic Writing Lab at Drama Centre London at Central Saint Martins.

More information on the Complete Deaths page

May
24
Tue
2016
Istanbul International Theatre Festival @ Moda Stage
May 24 @ 8:30 pm – May 26 @ 10:30 pm
Istanbul International Theatre Festival @ Moda Stage | İstanbul | Turkey

Tue 24th, Wed 25th, Thu 26th May at 8.30pm

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 Prince Arthur in King John; from the carnage at the end of Hamlet to snakes in a basket in Antony & Cleopatra; from Pyramus and Thisbe to young Macduff. There are countless stabbings, plenty of severed heads, some poisonings, two mobbings and a smothering. Enorbarbus just sits in a ditch and dies from grief. And then there’s the pie in Titus Andronicus.

In THE COMPLETE DEATHS, Spymonkey will perform all the deaths in 90 minutes. Sometimes lingeringly; sometimes accidentally; sometimes movingly; sometimes musically; always hysterically. Using only Shakespeare’s language (plus some inevitable present-day squabbling) the four ‘seriously, outrageously, cleverly funny clowns’ (Time Magazine) attempt to scale the peaks of highest culture and plumb the depths of deepest tragedy. They do this while also coming to terms with their own mortality – and stupidity.

THE COMPLETE DEATHS marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s own death. It will be a solemn, sombre and sublimely funny tribute.

A Spymonkey co-production with Brighton Festival and Royal & Derngate Northampton. Supported by the National Lottery through the Arts Council of England. More information on the Complete Deaths page

Performed in English with Turkish subtitles. There will be a Q&A session with the company after the 24th performance.

May
31
Tue
2016
Hall for Cornwall @ Hall For Cornwall
May 31 @ 7:45 pm – Jun 1 @ 9:30 pm
Hall for Cornwall @ Hall For Cornwall | Truro | England | United Kingdom

Tue 31st May & Wed 1st June evenings 7.30pm / Wed 1st June matinee 2.30pm

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 Prince Arthur in King John; from the carnage at the end of Hamlet to snakes in a basket in Antony & Cleopatra; from Pyramus and Thisbe to young Macduff. There are countless stabbings, plenty of severed heads, some poisonings, two mobbings and a smothering. Enorbarbus just sits in a ditch and dies from grief. And then there’s the pie in Titus Andronicus.

In THE COMPLETE DEATHS, Spymonkey will perform all the deaths in 90 minutes. Sometimes lingeringly; sometimes accidentally; sometimes movingly; sometimes musically; always hysterically. Using only Shakespeare’s language (plus some inevitable present-day squabbling) the four ‘seriously, outrageously, cleverly funny clowns’ (Time Magazine) attempt to scale the peaks of highest culture and plumb the depths of deepest tragedy. They do this while also coming to terms with their own mortality – and stupidity.

THE COMPLETE DEATHS marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s own death. It will be a solemn, sombre and sublimely funny tribute.

A Spymonkey co-production with Brighton Festival and Royal & Derngate Northampton.

Supported by the National Lottery through the Arts Council of England

More information on the Complete Deaths page

Jun
4
Sat
2016
Pulse Festival Ipswich @ New Wolsey
Jun 4 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Pulse Festival Ipswich @ New Wolsey | Ipswich | England | United Kingdom

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 Prince Arthur in King John; from the carnage at the end of Hamlet to snakes in a basket in Antony & Cleopatra; from Pyramus and Thisbe to young Macduff. There are countless stabbings, plenty of severed heads, some poisonings, two mobbings and a smothering. Enorbarbus just sits in a ditch and dies from grief. And then there’s the pie in Titus Andronicus.

In THE COMPLETE DEATHS, Spymonkey will perform all the deaths in 90 minutes. Sometimes lingeringly; sometimes accidentally; sometimes movingly; sometimes musically; always hysterically. Using only Shakespeare’s language (plus some inevitable present-day squabbling) the four ‘seriously, outrageously, cleverly funny clowns’ (Time Magazine) attempt to scale the peaks of highest culture and plumb the depths of deepest tragedy. They do this while also coming to terms with their own mortality – and stupidity.

THE COMPLETE DEATHS marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s own death. It will be a solemn, sombre and sublimely funny tribute.

A Spymonkey co-production with Brighton Festival and Royal & Derngate Northampton.

Supported by the National Lottery through the Arts Council of England

More information on the Complete Deaths page

Jun
6
Mon
2016
Oxford Playhouse @ Oxford Playhouse
Jun 6 @ 7:45 pm – Jun 8 @ 9:30 pm
Oxford Playhouse @ Oxford Playhouse | Oxford | England | United Kingdom

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 Prince Arthur in King John; from the carnage at the end of Hamlet to snakes in a basket in Antony & Cleopatra; from Pyramus and Thisbe to young Macduff. There are countless stabbings, plenty of severed heads, some poisonings, two mobbings and a smothering. Enorbarbus just sits in a ditch and dies from grief. And then there’s the pie in Titus Andronicus.

In THE COMPLETE DEATHS, Spymonkey will perform all the deaths in 90 minutes. Sometimes lingeringly; sometimes accidentally; sometimes movingly; sometimes musically; always hysterically. Using only Shakespeare’s language (plus some inevitable present-day squabbling) the four ‘seriously, outrageously, cleverly funny clowns’ (Time Magazine) attempt to scale the peaks of highest culture and plumb the depths of deepest tragedy. They do this while also coming to terms with their own mortality – and stupidity.

THE COMPLETE DEATHS marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s own death. It will be a solemn, sombre and sublimely funny tribute.

A Spymonkey co-production with Brighton Festival and Royal & Derngate Northampton.

Supported by the National Lottery through the Arts Council of England

More information on the Complete Deaths page

Jun
9
Thu
2016
Nottingham Playhouse @ Nottingham Playhouse
Jun 9 @ 7:45 pm – Jun 11 @ 9:30 pm
Nottingham Playhouse @ Nottingham Playhouse | Nottingham | United Kingdom

Thursday 9th June / Friday 10th June / Saturday 11th June at 8.00pm

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 Prince Arthur in King John; from the carnage at the end of Hamlet to snakes in a basket in Antony & Cleopatra; from Pyramus and Thisbe to young Macduff. There are countless stabbings, plenty of severed heads, some poisonings, two mobbings and a smothering. Enorbarbus just sits in a ditch and dies from grief. And then there’s the pie in Titus Andronicus.

In THE COMPLETE DEATHS, Spymonkey will perform all the deaths in 90 minutes. Sometimes lingeringly; sometimes accidentally; sometimes movingly; sometimes musically; always hysterically. Using only Shakespeare’s language (plus some inevitable present-day squabbling) the four ‘seriously, outrageously, cleverly funny clowns’ (Time Magazine) attempt to scale the peaks of highest culture and plumb the depths of deepest tragedy. They do this while also coming to terms with their own mortality – and stupidity.

THE COMPLETE DEATHS marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s own death. It will be a solemn, sombre and sublimely funny tribute.

A Spymonkey co-production with Brighton Festival and Royal & Derngate Northampton.

Supported by the National Lottery through the Arts Council of England. Developed at The Other Place at the RSC, and supported by the MA Dramatic Writing Lab at Drama Centre London at Central Saint Martins.

More information on the Complete Deaths page

Jun
13
Mon
2016
Lincoln Drill Hall @ Lincoln Drill Hall
Jun 13 @ 7:45 pm – Jun 15 @ 9:30 pm
Lincoln Drill Hall @ Lincoln Drill Hall | Lincoln | England | United Kingdom

13th – 15th June 2016 at 7.30pm

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 Prince Arthur in King John; from the carnage at the end of Hamlet to snakes in a basket in Antony & Cleopatra; from Pyramus and Thisbe to young Macduff. There are countless stabbings, plenty of severed heads, some poisonings, two mobbings and a smothering. Enorbarbus just sits in a ditch and dies from grief. And then there’s the pie in Titus Andronicus.

In THE COMPLETE DEATHS, Spymonkey will perform all the deaths in 90 minutes. Sometimes lingeringly; sometimes accidentally; sometimes movingly; sometimes musically; always hysterically. Using only Shakespeare’s language (plus some inevitable present-day squabbling) the four ‘seriously, outrageously, cleverly funny clowns’ (Time Magazine) attempt to scale the peaks of highest culture and plumb the depths of deepest tragedy. They do this while also coming to terms with their own mortality – and stupidity.

THE COMPLETE DEATHS marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s own death. It will be a solemn, sombre and sublimely funny tribute.

A Spymonkey co-production with Brighton Festival and Royal & Derngate Northampton.

Supported by the National Lottery through the Arts Council of England. Developed at The Other Place at the RSC, and supported by the MA Dramatic Writing Lab at Drama Centre London at Central Saint Martins.

More information on the Complete Deaths page

Jun
16
Thu
2016
Derby Theatre @ Derby Theatre
Jun 16 @ 7:45 pm – Jun 17 @ 9:30 pm
Derby Theatre @ Derby Theatre | Derby | England | United Kingdom

16 – 17 June eves at 7.30pm / 17 June matinee at 2.30pm

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 Prince Arthur in King John; from the carnage at the end of Hamlet to snakes in a basket in Antony & Cleopatra; from Pyramus and Thisbe to young Macduff. There are countless stabbings, plenty of severed heads, some poisonings, two mobbings and a smothering. Enorbarbus just sits in a ditch and dies from grief. And then there’s the pie in Titus Andronicus.

In THE COMPLETE DEATHS, Spymonkey will perform all the deaths in 90 minutes. Sometimes lingeringly; sometimes accidentally; sometimes movingly; sometimes musically; always hysterically. Using only Shakespeare’s language (plus some inevitable present-day squabbling) the four ‘seriously, outrageously, cleverly funny clowns’ (Time Magazine) attempt to scale the peaks of highest culture and plumb the depths of deepest tragedy. They do this while also coming to terms with their own mortality – and stupidity.

THE COMPLETE DEATHS marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s own death. It will be a solemn, sombre and sublimely funny tribute.

A Spymonkey co-production with Brighton Festival and Royal & Derngate Northampton.

Supported by the National Lottery through the Arts Council of England. Developed at The Other Place at the RSC, and supported by the MA Dramatic Writing Lab at Drama Centre London at Central Saint Martins.

More information on the Complete Deaths page

Sep
6
Tue
2016
Hull Truck @ Hull Truck Theatre
Sep 6 @ 7:30 pm – Sep 10 @ 9:30 pm
Hull Truck @ Hull Truck Theatre | Hull | United Kingdom

Tue 6th – Sat 10th September

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 Prince Arthur in King John; from the carnage at the end of Hamlet to snakes in a basket in Antony & Cleopatra; from Pyramus and Thisbe to young Macduff. There are countless stabbings, plenty of severed heads, some poisonings, two mobbings and a smothering. Enorbarbus just sits in a ditch and dies from grief. And then there’s the pie in Titus Andronicus.

In THE COMPLETE DEATHS, Spymonkey will perform all the deaths in 90 minutes. Sometimes lingeringly; sometimes accidentally; sometimes movingly; sometimes musically; always hysterically. Using only Shakespeare’s language (plus some inevitable present-day squabbling) the four ‘seriously, outrageously, cleverly funny clowns’ (Time Magazine) attempt to scale the peaks of highest culture and plumb the depths of deepest tragedy. They do this while also coming to terms with their own mortality – and stupidity.

THE COMPLETE DEATHS marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s own death. It will be a solemn, sombre and sublimely funny tribute.

A Spymonkey co-production with Brighton Festival and Royal & Derngate Northampton.

Supported by the National Lottery through the Arts Council of England. Developed at The Other Place at the RSC, and supported by the MA Dramatic Writing Lab at Drama Centre London at Central Saint Martins.

More information on the Complete Deaths page

Sep
16
Fri
2016
Vicenza Festival Italy @ Basilica Palladiana
Sep 16 – Sep 17 all-day
Vicenza Festival Italy @ Basilica Palladiana | Vicenza | Veneto | Italy

A specially adapted performance in Palladio’s awe-inspiring Basilica, as part of the 69th Vicenza Festival.

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 Prince Arthur in King John; from the carnage at the end of Hamlet to snakes in a basket in Antony & Cleopatra; from Pyramus and Thisbe to young Macduff. There are countless stabbings, plenty of severed heads, some poisonings, two mobbings and a smothering. Enorbarbus just sits in a ditch and dies from grief. And then there’s the pie in Titus Andronicus.

In THE COMPLETE DEATHS, Spymonkey will perform all the deaths in 90 minutes. Sometimes lingeringly; sometimes accidentally; sometimes movingly; sometimes musically; always hysterically. Using only Shakespeare’s language (plus some inevitable present-day squabbling) the four ‘seriously, outrageously, cleverly funny clowns’ (Time Magazine) attempt to scale the peaks of highest culture and plumb the depths of deepest tragedy. They do this while also coming to terms with their own mortality – and stupidity.

THE COMPLETE DEATHS marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s own death. It will be a solemn, sombre and sublimely funny tribute.

A Spymonkey co-production with Brighton Festival and Royal & Derngate Northampton.

Supported by the National Lottery through the Arts Council of England. Developed at The Other Place at the RSC, and supported by the MA Dramatic Writing Lab at Drama Centre London at Central Saint Martins.

More information on the Complete Deaths page

Sep
20
Tue
2016
Shoreditch Town Hall London @ Shoreditch Town Hall
Sep 20 @ 7:30 pm – Oct 1 @ 9:30 pm
Shoreditch Town Hall London @ Shoreditch Town Hall | London | United Kingdom

Tue 20th Sept – Sat 1st Oct at 7.30pm / Sat 1st Oct matinee at 2.30pm

Shoreditch Town Hall is only 5 minutes walk from Old Street tube station (Northern Line)

Book here: http://shoreditchtownhall.com/theatre-performance/whats-on/event/spymonkey-the-complete-deaths

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 Prince Arthur in King John; from the carnage at the end of Hamlet to snakes in a basket in Antony & Cleopatra; from Pyramus and Thisbe to young Macduff. There are countless stabbings, plenty of severed heads, some poisonings, two mobbings and a smothering. Enorbarbus just sits in a ditch and dies from grief. And then there’s the pie in Titus Andronicus.

In THE COMPLETE DEATHS, Spymonkey will perform all the deaths in 90 minutes. Sometimes lingeringly; sometimes accidentally; sometimes movingly; sometimes musically; always hysterically. Using only Shakespeare’s language (plus some inevitable present-day squabbling) the four ‘seriously, outrageously, cleverly funny clowns’ (Time Magazine) attempt to scale the peaks of highest culture and plumb the depths of deepest tragedy. They do this while also coming to terms with their own mortality – and stupidity.

THE COMPLETE DEATHS marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s own death. It will be a solemn, sombre and sublimely funny tribute.

A Spymonkey co-production with Brighton Festival and Royal & Derngate Northampton.

Supported by the National Lottery through the Arts Council of England. Developed at The Other Place at the RSC, and supported by the MA Dramatic Writing Lab at Drama Centre London at Central Saint Martins.

More information on the Complete Deaths page

Oct
4
Tue
2016
Contact Manchester @ Contact Theatre
Oct 4 @ 7:45 pm – Oct 5 @ 9:45 pm
Contact Manchester @ Contact Theatre | Manchester | United Kingdom

Tues 4th – Wed 5th October, 7.45pm

http://contactmcr.com/whats-on/58292-spymonkey-and-tim-crouch-the-complete-deaths/

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 Prince Arthur in King John; from the carnage at the end of Hamlet to snakes in a basket in Antony & Cleopatra; from Pyramus and Thisbe to young Macduff. There are countless stabbings, plenty of severed heads, some poisonings, two mobbings and a smothering. Enorbarbus just sits in a ditch and dies from grief. And then there’s the pie in Titus Andronicus.

In THE COMPLETE DEATHS, Spymonkey will perform all the deaths in 90 minutes. Sometimes lingeringly; sometimes accidentally; sometimes movingly; sometimes musically; always hysterically. Using only Shakespeare’s language (plus some inevitable present-day squabbling) the four ‘seriously, outrageously, cleverly funny clowns’ (Time Magazine) attempt to scale the peaks of highest culture and plumb the depths of deepest tragedy. They do this while also coming to terms with their own mortality – and stupidity.

THE COMPLETE DEATHS marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s own death. It will be a solemn, sombre and sublimely funny tribute.

A Spymonkey co-production with Brighton Festival and Royal & Derngate Northampton.

Supported by the National Lottery through the Arts Council of England. Developed at The Other Place at the RSC, and supported by the MA Dramatic Writing Lab at Drama Centre London at Central Saint Martins.

More information on the Complete Deaths page

Oct
6
Thu
2016
Warwick Arts Centre @ Warwick Arts Centre
Oct 6 @ 7:45 pm – Oct 7 @ 9:45 pm
Warwick Arts Centre @ Warwick Arts Centre | Coventry | United Kingdom

Tues 4th – Wed 5th October, 7.45pm

http://www.warwickartscentre.co.uk/whats-on/2016/the-complete-deaths/

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 Prince Arthur in King John; from the carnage at the end of Hamlet to snakes in a basket in Antony & Cleopatra; from Pyramus and Thisbe to young Macduff. There are countless stabbings, plenty of severed heads, some poisonings, two mobbings and a smothering. Enorbarbus just sits in a ditch and dies from grief. And then there’s the pie in Titus Andronicus.

In THE COMPLETE DEATHS, Spymonkey will perform all the deaths in 90 minutes. Sometimes lingeringly; sometimes accidentally; sometimes movingly; sometimes musically; always hysterically. Using only Shakespeare’s language (plus some inevitable present-day squabbling) the four ‘seriously, outrageously, cleverly funny clowns’ (Time Magazine) attempt to scale the peaks of highest culture and plumb the depths of deepest tragedy. They do this while also coming to terms with their own mortality – and stupidity.

THE COMPLETE DEATHS marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s own death. It will be a solemn, sombre and sublimely funny tribute.

A Spymonkey co-production with Brighton Festival and Royal & Derngate Northampton.

Supported by the National Lottery through the Arts Council of England. Developed at The Other Place at the RSC, and supported by the MA Dramatic Writing Lab at Drama Centre London at Central Saint Martins.

More information on the Complete Deaths page

Oct
11
Tue
2016
Nuffield Southampton @ Nuffield Theatre Southampton
Oct 11 @ 7:30 pm – Oct 15 @ 9:30 pm
Nuffield Southampton @ Nuffield Theatre Southampton | Southampton | United Kingdom

Tue 11th Oct – Sat 15th Oct at 7.30pm / Sat matinee at 2.30pm

http://www.nuffieldtheatre.co.uk/whats-on/the-complete-deaths

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 Prince Arthur in King John; from the carnage at the end of Hamlet to snakes in a basket in Antony & Cleopatra; from Pyramus and Thisbe to young Macduff. There are countless stabbings, plenty of severed heads, some poisonings, two mobbings and a smothering. Enorbarbus just sits in a ditch and dies from grief. And then there’s the pie in Titus Andronicus.

In THE COMPLETE DEATHS, Spymonkey will perform all the deaths in 90 minutes. Sometimes lingeringly; sometimes accidentally; sometimes movingly; sometimes musically; always hysterically. Using only Shakespeare’s language (plus some inevitable present-day squabbling) the four ‘seriously, outrageously, cleverly funny clowns’ (Time Magazine) attempt to scale the peaks of highest culture and plumb the depths of deepest tragedy. They do this while also coming to terms with their own mortality – and stupidity.

THE COMPLETE DEATHS marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s own death. It will be a solemn, sombre and sublimely funny tribute.

A Spymonkey co-production with Brighton Festival and Royal & Derngate Northampton.

Supported by the National Lottery through the Arts Council of England. Developed at The Other Place at the RSC, and supported by the MA Dramatic Writing Lab at Drama Centre London at Central Saint Martins.

More information on the Complete Deaths page

Oct
17
Mon
2016
Royal & Derngate Northampton @ Royal & Derngate Northampton
Oct 17 @ 7:45 pm – Oct 19 @ 9:30 pm
Royal & Derngate Northampton @ Royal & Derngate Northampton | Northampton | United Kingdom

 Mon 17th Oct 7:45pm | Tue 18th Oct 7:45pm | Wed 19th Oct 2:30pm & 7:45pm

Spymonkey’s The Complete Deaths

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 Prince Arthur in King John; from the carnage at the end of Hamlet to snakes in a basket in Antony & Cleopatra; from Pyramus and Thisbe to young Macduff. There are countless stabbings, plenty of severed heads, some poisonings, two mobbings and a smothering. Enorbarbus just sits in a ditch and dies from grief. And then there’s the pie in Titus Andronicus.

In THE COMPLETE DEATHS, Spymonkey will perform all the deaths in 90 minutes. Sometimes lingeringly; sometimes accidentally; sometimes movingly; sometimes musically; always hysterically. Using only Shakespeare’s language (plus some inevitable present-day squabbling) the four ‘seriously, outrageously, cleverly funny clowns’ (Time Magazine) attempt to scale the peaks of highest culture and plumb the depths of deepest tragedy. They do this while also coming to terms with their own mortality – and stupidity.

THE COMPLETE DEATHS marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s own death. It will be a solemn, sombre and sublimely funny tribute.

A Spymonkey co-production with Brighton Festival and Royal & Derngate Northampton.

Supported by the National Lottery through the Arts Council of England. Developed at The Other Place at the RSC, and supported by the MA Dramatic Writing Lab at Drama Centre London at Central Saint Martins.

More information on the Complete Deaths page

Nov
30
Wed
2016
Chicago Shakespeare Festival @ Chicago Shakespeare Festival
Nov 30 @ 7:45 pm – Dec 11 @ 9:30 pm
Chicago Shakespeare Festival @ Chicago Shakespeare Festival | Chicago | Illinois | United States

All of Shakespeare’s deaths performed by “four of the greatest clowns working in Britain” (Time Out)

https://www.chicagoshakes.com/plays_and_events/deaths

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 Prince Arthur in King John; from the carnage at the end of Hamlet to snakes in a basket in Antony & Cleopatra; from Pyramus and Thisbe to young Macduff. There are countless stabbings, plenty of severed heads, some poisonings, two mobbings and a smothering. Enorbarbus just sits in a ditch and dies from grief. And then there’s the pie in Titus Andronicus.

In THE COMPLETE DEATHS, Spymonkey will perform all the deaths in 90 minutes. Sometimes lingeringly; sometimes accidentally; sometimes movingly; sometimes musically; always hysterically. Using only Shakespeare’s language (plus some inevitable present-day squabbling) the four ‘seriously, outrageously, cleverly funny clowns’ (Time Magazine) attempt to scale the peaks of highest culture and plumb the depths of deepest tragedy. They do this while also coming to terms with their own mortality – and stupidity.

THE COMPLETE DEATHS marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s own death. It will be a solemn, sombre and sublimely funny tribute.

A Spymonkey co-production with Brighton Festival and Royal & Derngate Northampton.

Supported by the National Lottery through the Arts Council of England

More information on the Complete Deaths page

Feb
14
Tue
2017
Chichester Festival Theatre @ Chichester Festival Theatre
Feb 14 @ 7:45 pm – Feb 18 @ 9:30 pm
Chichester Festival Theatre @ Chichester Festival Theatre | Chichester | England | United Kingdom

All of Shakespeare’s deaths performed by “four of the greatest clowns working in Britain” (Time Out)

Tue – Sat eves 7.45 / Wed & Sat mats 2.45

https://www.cft.org.uk/whats-on/event/the-complete-deaths

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 Prince Arthur in King John; from the carnage at the end of Hamlet to snakes in a basket in Antony & Cleopatra; from Pyramus and Thisbe to young Macduff. There are countless stabbings, plenty of severed heads, some poisonings, two mobbings and a smothering. Enorbarbus just sits in a ditch and dies from grief. And then there’s the pie in Titus Andronicus.

In THE COMPLETE DEATHS, Spymonkey will perform all the deaths in 90 minutes. Sometimes lingeringly; sometimes accidentally; sometimes movingly; sometimes musically; always hysterically. Using only Shakespeare’s language (plus some inevitable present-day squabbling) the four ‘seriously, outrageously, cleverly funny clowns’ (Time Magazine) attempt to scale the peaks of highest culture and plumb the depths of deepest tragedy. They do this while also coming to terms with their own mortality – and stupidity.

THE COMPLETE DEATHS marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s own death. It will be a solemn, sombre and sublimely funny tribute.

A Spymonkey co-production with Brighton Festival and Royal & Derngate Northampton.

Supported by the National Lottery through the Arts Council of England

More information on the Complete Deaths page