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‘The Puritans surrender to prurience and fornicate with anything in reach. Arousal! Appalling! And most deftly done’

Time Magazine

 

In 2003 Spymonkey and director Cal McCrystal were invited by Cirque du Soleil to create and perform the comedy numbers for ‘Zumanity - Another Side of Cirque du Soleil’, Cirque's first production of an adult burlesque show in its purpose-built theatre at New York New York Hotel Casino, Las Vegas.

 

Spymonkey’s surreal and irreverent style made them the uproarious highlight of the show. Between its opening in August 2003 and Spymonkey's much mourned departure in August 2005 their numbers in ‘Zumanity’ were enjoyed by over half a million people. It remains one of Cirque's most successful shows.

 

‘Spymonkey are hilarious’

Las Vegas Sun

 

‘The Puritans surrender to prurience and fornicate with anything in reach: one another, the audience, a lifesize doll that actually does come to life and tries to seduce a fellow in the front row. Arousal! Appalling! And most deftly done.’ Time Magazine

 

‘Spymonkey are hilarious’

Las Vegas Sun

 

‘Genuinely funny subversive comedy’

Sunday Telegraph UK

 

‘Rampantly brilliant bad taste’

Sunday Magazine UK

LOVESICK

 

2-minute edited extract from LOVESICK, a feature-length documentary directed by Lewis Cohen, filmed over two years, on the making of Cirque du Soleil's Zumanity at the New York New York Hotel Casino, Las Vegas in 2003.

 

Made in 2003-4, the film features Spymonkey, Joey Arias, Alex Castro, Laetitia Dewhurst and the Zumanity cast. You can watch the full documentary on iTunes

produced by Cirque du Soleil for New York New York Hotel Casino Las Vegas

 

directed by Dominic Champagne and René Richard Cyr

 

comedy created by Cal McCrystal, Aitor Basauri, Stephan Kreiss, Petra Massey, Toby Park

 

comedy performed by Spymonkey: Aitor Basauri, Stephan Kreiss, Petra Massey, Toby Park

 

comedy director Cal McCrystal

 

comedy production design Lucy Bradridge

 

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