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2017 UK Tour
More venues on sale soon

14 – 30 Sep
Stratford Circus Arts Centre, London
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06 – 07 Oct
Northern Stage, Newcastle
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17 – 21 Oct
Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

24 – 25 Oct
Aberystwyth Arts Centre

27 – 28 Oct
Connaught Theatre,
Worthing
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31 Oct – 01 Nov
Nuffield Theatres,
Southampton

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03 – 04 Nov
The Lowry, Salford

7 – 8 Nov
Exeter Phoenix

10 – 11 Nov
Theatre Royal Margate
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14 – 15 Nov
Hartlepool Town Hall

17 – 18 Nov
Unity Theatre, Liverpool

Fuel, in association with Stratford Circus Arts Centre, presents
Gyre & Gimble’s 

 


 

 

 

 


Written by Carl Grose
Inspired by the urban myth

In 1815, during the of the Napoleonic Wars, a French warship is wrecked off the coast of Hartlepool. Only a brave young cabin girl and the ship’s mascot, a chimpanzee in French naval uniform, survive and make it to shore. But the townsfolk, having never seen a real Frenchman before, mistake the costumed ape for a French spy, condemning him to a life-or-death trial. What will the verdict be – and can the cabin girl, along with the local children, save the day?

The legend of The Hartlepool Monkey has survived the test of time, capturing the imaginations of people of all ages for over 200 years, and landing here, on the shores of the 21st century, more relevant than ever. A boisterous crew will use thrilling stagecraft, spirited sea shanties and a mischievous chimpanzee puppet to tell this timely tale that explores xenophobia – its causes and consequences –  whilst celebrating mankind’s ability to overcome prejudice.

For adults and children, families and schools. Ages 10+

#HartlepoolMonkey

Creative Team

Directors Finn Caldwell & Toby Olié
Set & Costume Designer Samuel Wyer
Composer Adam Pleeth
Lighting Designer Matt Daw
Sound Design Alma Kelliher
Puppet Design Finn Caldwell & Toby Olié
Production Manager John Page

Cast

To be announced

 

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