Spymonkey’s first ever show for children opens in London!
Laugh-out-loud comedy for Hairies aged 6-12 years and their families.
He’s a follicle, and one of the five million hair cells that grow on a human body.
On his first day Hairnry arrives at Hair Control Centre with big dreams – to be a Head Hair. But is he ready to move to the top job?
His three follicle friends are on hand to put him through his paces and make sure he’s ready to be a Super-Hair-O.
Will they survive a shaving by the demon Barbers of De-Ville? Will they be able to defeat Major General Nit and his nitwit army from taking over the world? Perhaps… with the help of their slippery new invention, the Large Hedrin Collider?
Along the way they take the audience on a fantastical journey through all things hairy. It can be styled, waxed, fashioned, jheri-curled, dreadlocked and shorn! Hair can be striking, funny, scary, surprising, gorgeous and greasy! Long, short, curly, straight, thick, thin – it’s everywhere.
Hairy is the first show created especially for young people by Spymonkey, the UK’s most hair-larious comedy theatre company. There will be screams of laughter. Slippery shampoo. Falling over. Trying to stand up again. Falling over some more. And some great songs too.
A show with music, dance, puppetry and bold visual comedy: let your hair down and join in the mayhem.
One thing is for sure: It’s going to get HAIRY!
Duration: 60 minutes
Age Range: 5 – 12 years
Saturday 1 July – Sunday 20 August
Relaxed: Sunday 9 July 2pm
BSL: Sunday 30 July 2pm
Interpreter will be announced closer to the time.
Captioned: Saturday 5 August 11am
Audio described: Sunday 6 August 2pm
The audio description will delivered via a headset. No changes will be made to the performance itself.
Worthing Theatres & Museum
Thursday 24th – Monday 28th August
Relaxed performance – Friday 25th August at 2pm
Hairriet – Jasmine Chiu
Hairnry – Matthew Faucher
Hairmione – Katie Grace
Al – John-Luke Roberts
Creator/Director – Toby Park for Spymonkey
Creator/Director – Aitor Basauri for Spymonkey
Set & Costume Designer – Lucy Bradridge
Lighting Designer – Rajiv Pattani
Sound Designer – Yvonne Gilbert
Composer – Toby Park (with Noah Park-Roesel & Neil Filby for ‘Gonna Get Hairy’)
Costumes – Rachel Frost
Costume Assistant – Julie Standeven
Props – Janet Caddick
Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Creative Consultant – Sharon White
Devised by the company with choreography by Jasmine Chui
Stage Manager – Georgia Rose
Assistant Stage Manager – Valeriya Voronkina
Set Construction – Basement94
Production Manager – Adam Crosthwaite
Technical Manager – Peter Hatherall
Wardrobe Manager – Annie James
Theatre Technician – Fergus O’Loan
Executive Producer, Spymonkey – Emily Coleman
Senior Producer, Polka – Kate Bradshaw
Artistic Director, Polka – Helen Matravers
Assistant Producer, Polka – Leah Taylor
Production photography – Steve Gregson
Poster illustration – Pickle
Poster photography & rehearsal video – Chip Creative
With special thanks to the teams at Polka and Worthing Theatres & Museum
Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England