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PULSE PREVIEW: Spymonkey – The Complete Deaths

Clowning troupe Spymonkey in The Complete Deaths

Ipswich’s Pulse Festival offers ten days of thrilling theatre, dance and music, with work from established artists and those taking their first step on the performance ladder. Our Pulse Previews series gives participants the chance to tell us about their show in a fun, relaxed style. Petra Massey of acclaimed comedy troupe Spymonkey tells us about their show The Complete ...

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NEWS: Impressive line-up announced for Brighton Festival

Brighton Festival 2016 was officially launched today [17 February 2016] at one of the Festival’s key venues, Brighton Dome’s Studio Theatre. This year’s annual arts celebration on the South Coast will run from 7 – 29 May. 2016 marks the 50th Brighton Festival, England’s largest and most established annual curated multi-arts festival. Niall Harman reports from the launch event. Since ...

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WHAT’S HOT: Week beginning Monday 21 April 2014

The Easter holidays may be in mid-flow but there’s no break for theatres across the country as they continue their spring programmes with the usual eclectic mix. Let us know if you’re seeing any of these productions this week. Every Last Trick – Royal and Derngate, Northampton Feydau’s classic French farce is given fresh translation by Tamsin Oglesby and unites ...

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NEWS: Royal & Derngate announces its Made in Northampton 2014 season

Only about an hour from London via London Euston, Northampton’s Royal &Derngate has an enviable reputation in producing new and exciting theatrical events. Building on that success, new Artistic Director James Dacre has announced details of his first Made In Northampton season, bringing together some of the country’s most brilliant theatre-makers, from playwrights and composers to puppeteers, photojournalists and rock ...

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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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