Spymonkey: The Complete Deaths
Four outrageously funny clowns
There are 74 onstage deaths in the works of William Shakespeare - 75 if you count the black ill-favoured fly killed in Titus Andronicus. From the Roman suicides in Julius Caesar to the death fall of Prince Arthur in King John; from the carnage at the end of Hamlet to snakes in a basket in Antony And Cleopatra. And then there’s the pie that Titus serves his guests. Spymonkey will perform them all - sometimes lingeringly, sometimes messily, sometimes movingly, sometimes musically but always hysterically. The four cleverly funny clowns will scale the peaks of sublime poetry, and plumb the depths of darkest depravity. It may even be the death of them too. Adapted and directed by Tim Crouch (I, Malvolio, An Oak Tree, Adler and Gibb), The Complete Deaths will be a solemn, sombre and sublimely funny tribute to the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. “Daft, ingenious and ultimately deeply thoughtful." – The Financial Times Children under 14 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Runtime: 1 hour 50 minutes.
“Poignant as well as hilarious.”