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Cooped – Liverpool Playhouse

Writers: Cal McCrystal, Aitor Basauri, Stephan Kreiss, Petra Massey, Toby Park Director: Cal McCrystal Comedy four-piece Spymonkey are celebrating their 20-year anniversary and what better way to do so than with the revival of their 2001 show Cooped, what the cast have described as a “demented pulp gothic romance”, which believe you me only just about scratches the surface, as ...

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Cooped – Leicester Square Theatre, London

Writer: Cal McCrystal and Spymonkey Director: Cal McCrystal Reviewer: Edie R [rating:2.5] In his 1961 study of personality, American psychologist Gordon Allport found that 94% of participants surveyed thought that their sense of humour was average or above average – a statistical impossibility. Maybe that’s because we’re a race of egomaniacs, with an inflated conception of our own wit. Or ...

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Cooped – Royal & DerngateTheatre, Northampton

Creators: Cal McCrystal &SpyMonkey Director: Cal McCrystal Reviewer: Sue Dixon [rating:5.0] Cooped was described by The Royal &Derngate in their pre-show literature as a pulp-gothic-romance. I would go further – it’s like Edgar Allan Poe on speed. Originally created back in 2001, it premiered in Brighton that July and enjoyed rave reviews at the Edinburgh Festival of the same year. ...

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