This year we celebrate our 20th anniversary as a company! We hope you will join us at one of the limited British dates we are announcing today of Cooped, the deliciously demented take on the pulp gothic romance that we created with writer/director Cal McCrystal way back in 2001: Hitchcock’s Rebecca meets The Pink Panther.
The show remains our most enduring piece of work, overflowing with brilliant characters, rip-roaring farce and virtuoso physical comedy, which has delighted audiences from Just For Laughs Montreal to Sydney Opera House and Melbourne Comedy Festival. We are giving Spymonkey fans old and new a chance to catch it in the UK ahead of a 2-month run in the USA in the (ahem) *fall* of 2019.
22 – 26 May
BRIGHTON FESTIVAL / PAVILION WORTHING
brightonfestival.org / worthingtheatres.co.uk
(tickets go on sale to the public 22nd Feb)
4 – 8 June
11 – 14 June
17 Sept – 3 Nov
USA details to be announced
“One of the funniest shows you will ever see, performed by four of the greatest clowns working in Britain” Time Out
A spooky mansion, a plucky young heroine and a handsome English aristocrat. Add a German butler and a Spanish soap star and you’re… COOPED with Spymonkey!
“It is simply not possible to have more fun at the theatre than this” The Stage
Directed by Cal McCrystal, the comedy genius behind the National Theatre’s One Man Two Guvnors, and designed by the inestimable Lucy Bradridge.“For all their gleeful, larky enjoyment wafting across the footlights like a blessing, these are serious virtuosi” The Times
More details on the Cooped page of our website
VIDEO / A reminder of the delights in store (and why we are currently in training three times a week): Let Me Help You Up
VIDEO / And we still look exactly like this of course Original 2006 2-min Promo