Collaborations

Spymonkey opera

We can finally reveal a project we’ve been working on for a while: a Spymonkey opera! Jacques Offenbach’s ‘Orpheus in der Underwelt’, opens January 21 2023 at the Volksoper Vienna, part of incoming artistic director Lotte de Beer’s inaugural season. Directed by Toby Park & Aitor Basauri, design by Julian

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Assistant Director Call-Out

Spymonkey are looking for an Assistant Director to join their small team for research and development phase of our next production, Apocalypse Wow. If you are a director and would be interested in being part of our collaborative, devising process to kick-start the making of a new Spymonkey show please take a look at

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Petra presents VEGASHITSHOW

Hi. Its Petra. The Girl From Spymonkey. Reporting from the frontline in Las Vegas for Spiegelworld’s VEGASHITSHOW, documenting strategies for fellow performers coping in times of Covid. View forth to witness fly-on-the-wall reportage from Sin City, and maybe feel marginally better about where you at right now!? more here:

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The Festival of Broken Stupid Ideas is here!

Please join us on Friday 30th Oct at 6pm UK! In the depths of Lockdown 1.0 we started the Garage of Broken Stupid Ideas, which encouraged artists to come along and get their broken, stupid ideas up on the blocks, and let chief mechanics Aitor Basauri and Toby Park have

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‘Jack Absolute’ at the National Theatre

We are delighted to announce that Spymonkey’s Toby Park will be working as Physical Comedy Director for ‘Jack Absolute Flies Again’ at the Olivier, Richard Bean and Oliver Chris’s new adaptation of Sheridan’s The Rivals, directed by Thea Sharrock. https://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/shows/jack-absolute-flies-again

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Fabulous Backstroms in Prix Italia

YLE, the Finnish national broadcaster, has just announced they have nominated their broadcast of the Fabulous Bäckström Brothers show as the Finnish entry for the Prix Italia TV awards later this year. The show was co-written and directed by Toby Park and Aitor Basauri of Spymonkey. The show received joyous

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New Spymonkey collaborations

In parallel with getting our Christmas Carol off the starting blocks for Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse, (which went on sale to the public last week and is off to a roaring start apparently), Spymonkey are involved in a number of collaborations with companies across the UK over the next few

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The Fabulous Backstroms speak!

Ahead of their UK premiere at The Old Market in Brighton Fringe, Finnish musical clowns Jouni and Petri Backstrom talk about their collaboration with Spymonkey with The Old Market’s Andy O’Connor.   How did you come to make the Fabulous Backstrom Brothers show? What were the starting points? Jouni: It

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Shakespeare Death Cards published by Chronicle Books

Our Shakespeare Deaths card game, originally self-published by Spymonkey in collaboration with illustrator and Children’s Laureate Chris Riddell, and Tim Crouch, director of The Complete Deaths, has been published in a new colour edition by San Francisco-based Chronicle Books. The perfect Christmas present for fans of Shakespeare and death! They

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