‘Making Physical Comedy Work’ released on Vimeo

We often get asked ‘how do you create your shows?’. Here’s an opportunity for students and anyone interested in the collaborative creative process to look in detail at the creation of our 2012 show Oedipussy. Previously only available on DVD, we have just released ‘Making Physical Comedy Work – Oedipussy in Development’ as an HD video-on-demand download or streaming: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/oeddev

“FOUR OF THE GREATEST CLOWNS WORKING IN BRITAIN TODAY” Time Out

This collection of rehearsal footage, interviews and live performance gives a unique insight into the work of Britain’s foremost physical comedy theatre company and how they created, with leading British director Emma Rice and writer Carl Grose, OEDIPUSSY; an outrageous no-holds-barred subversion of the quintessential Greek tragedy: a jealous father, a messed-up son, and one mother of a brilliant comedy.

“JOYOUSLY INVENTIVE RETELLING OF THE OEDIPUS LEGEND”
Evening Standard

Includes interviews with Spymonkey artistic directors Aitor Basauri, Petra Massey and Toby Park as they explain their unique collaborative creative process, from first inspiration to final performance (and beyond), the influences on their work, the creative roles of director, writer and designer, and how they turned Sophocles’ most famous tragedy into a Bowiesque space ballad, an award-winning theatrical tour-de-force.

“REMARKABLE… POWERFUL… JOYFUL” The Times

Vimeo On Demand package includes:

OEDIPUSSY IN DEVELOPMENT
Starting Points 11’43”
Music & Sphinx 9’24”
Creating in Collaboration 7’12”
Case Study: The Intellectuals 15’07”
Case Study: Time Flies – Killing Your Darlings 14’47”

11-part GLOSSARY 30’00”

REHEARSAL INTERVIEW by director and cast 2’28”

DOWNLOADABLE TEACHING RESOURCE PDFs available on request via education@spymonkey.co.uk

“I LOVE SPYMONKEY FOR THE BRILLIANCE AND PRECISION OF THEIR CLOWNING AND THE RIPPLE OF PURE INTELLIGENCE BENEATH THE ANARCHIC SURFACE… QUITE RARE, QUITE WONDERFUL, NOT TO BE MISSED.” Libby Purves Theatrecat.com

cover and contents © Spymonkey MMXIV | cover photgraph © Johan Persson | graphic design by Tork | title treatment by The Red Dress

Available here: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/oeddev

‘Making Physical Comedy Work’ also available as a double DVD via our online shop: spymonkey.co.uk/shop.html#oeddev

Oedipussy: Making Physical Comedy Work from Spymonkey on Vimeo.

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Posted by > 2 October 2017