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Beginners – The Unicorn Theatre, London

Writer & Director: Tim Crouch Reviewer: Hannah Powell Tim Crouch’s Beginners is single handily one of the most well written and emotive pieces of children’s theatre this reviewer has ever had the pleasure to watch. Giant flowers and mountain icicles, an adult dressed as a flying insect hanging from the ceiling, and a dog that quotes Shakespeare in a way ...

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The Complete Deaths – Festival Theatre, Chichester

Clowning troupe Spymonkey in The Complete Deaths

Adapter/Director: Tim Crouch Designer: Lucy Bradridge Composer:  Toby Park  Reviewer: Bill Avenell It all depends on your point of view. If silliness, clever ideas, slapstick, a bit of puerile humour and generally no sense of anything deep and meaningful leads to a good night out then The Complete Deaths is for you. If it is important to have a purpose ...

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My Arm – Warwick Arts Centre

Writer: Tim Crouch Director: Karl James Reviewer:  Nicole Evans Tim Crouch’s My Arm, at face value, is a superbly told intriguing story about a childhood exercise of attention-seeking determination that got out of hand. A first-person monologue of a thirty-something man who has lived most of his life with one arm held above his head to the detriment of his ...

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Adler & Gibb – The Lowry, Salford

Writer and Director: Tim Crouch Reviewer: Holly Sharp Dedicated to giving an accurate portrayal of a deceased, world-renowned conceptual artist, an actor seeks to delve deep into the heart of the woman’s life by raiding her seemingly abandoned home in the remote wilderness. Given the seemingly comprehensible blurb; you’d be forgiven for coming to this show expecting a straight psychological ...

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The Complete Deaths – Hull Truck Theatre

Clowning troupe Spymonkey in The Complete Deaths

Adaptor: Tim Crouch Director: Tim Crouch Designer: Lucy Bradridge Reviewer: Ron Simpson Initially staged in Northampton and Brighton, Spymonkey’s The Complete Deaths now starts a two-month international tour at Hull Truck, a tour that takes in Italy as well as the UK before finishing up in Chicago. The international element is highly appropriate: Spymonkey consists of four accomplished clowns including ...

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The Complete Deaths – Hall for Cornwall, Truro

Clowning troupe Spymonkey in The Complete Deaths

Writer: William Shakespeare Adaptor and Director: Tim Crouch Reviewer: Jess Rowe Ill-fitting the 400th anniversary of the decease of England’s greatest playwright; SpyMonkey, renowned for their physical comedy, have devised their own absurd creation inspired by the Bard’s famous narratives. Bringing together the ‘complete’ number (75) of onstage deaths, so no Lady Macbeth I’m afraid, deaths range from the bloodbath ...

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PULSE POINT #2: Our Pulse Festival Picks – 30 May to 4 June

There’s already been plenty of activity at Pulse 2016, with a huge variety of work shown across the opening weekend. There’s still plenty to see over the coming week, however, so our advice is clear your diary and feast on as much theatre as you can! If time is tight though, here are five shows you really shouldn’t miss this ...

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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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