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Cirque du Soleil’s Zumanity

Cirque du Soleil’s Zumanity

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.

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

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
‘Genuinely funny subversive comedy’ Sunday Telegraph UK
‘Rampantly brilliant bad taste’ Sunday Magazine UK


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

directed by Dominic Champagne and René Richard Cyr

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

comedy director Cal McCrystal

comedy production design Lucy Bradridge

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Unit 7b Level 3 North, New England House,
New England St, Brighton BN1 4GH


Spymonkey is resident ensemble company at Royal & Derngate, Northampton.

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