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Spymonkey’s first ever show for children opens in London!

Laugh-out-loud comedy for Hairies aged 6-12 years and their families.

Meet Hairnry.

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

Rehearsal Trailer

Polka Theatre

Saturday 1 July – Sunday 20 August

Access Performances
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

Creative Team

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

Production Team

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