Image: The Vaults
'Monkey' was written by Offie-nominated David K. Barnes (Wooden Overcoats, Birthday Suit, Doctor Who) specifically for director John Rushton based on their decade of working together, and was previously presented as a work in progress at the Drayton Arms (alongside sister piece 'Timothy', which appeared at Vault 2018).
'Monkey' is a new dark comedy about an organ grinder, his wife, and their monkey.
A few months ago, you could have found Barbara leaping from tree to tree in the depths of a distant jungle.
Now she works for an organ grinder on the boardwalks of the English seaside, dancing for spare change and having a thoroughly miserable time.
Anxious, trapped and bored to tears, Barbara finds solace in the company of the organ grinder's wife - but can either of them escape from the lives they never wanted?
After all, people can't resist giving money to a monkey.
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London SE1 7NN
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Wednesday ‑ 7‑45pm
Thursday ‑ 7‑45pm
Friday ‑ 7‑45pm
Saturday ‑ 7‑45pm
Sunday ‑ 7‑45pm
Author: David K Barnes
Director: John Rushton
Production: TumbleDry Theatre