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The Hartlepool Monkey


A French ship runs aground off the coast of England. Only a cabin girl and the ship's mascot, a chimpanzee, survive and make it to shore.
The Hartlepool Monkey at Stratford Circus Arts Centre

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Overview


Genre: Kids/ family

Director:
Finn Caldwell and Toby Olié of Gyre & Gimble

Author:
Carl Grose

Production:
GYRE & GIMBLE

Music:
Adam Pleeth

Running time: 1 hr 20 mins

Age suitability:
10+

Background


Presented by Fuel in association with Stratford Circus Arts Centre.

Synopsis


An adventure story for sea dogs and landlubbers, children and adults alike.


A French ship runs aground off the coast of England.


Only a cabin girl and the ship's mascot, a chimpanzee, survive and make it to shore.


But the townsfolk mistake the monkey, in its military uniform, for a spy, and condemn him to a life-or-death trial .... what will the verdict be - and can the local children save the day?


The legend of The Hartlepool Monkey has survived the test of time, capturing the imagination of people of all ages for over 200 years, and landing here, on the shores of the 21st century, more relevant than ever.


A boisterous crew tell this timely tale through spirited sea shanties and mischievous puppetry from Gyre & Gimble, original puppeteers on War Horse and the team behind Running Wild.


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Postal address:
Theatre Square
Stratford
London E15 1BX

Box office tel: 0844 357 2625

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Dates


Previews from:Tuesday 19 September 2017

Press night:Thursday 28 September 2017

Closes:Saturday 30 September 2017

Performance days & times


Evening:

Tue 19 September 7‑00pm

Tue 26 September 7‑00pm

Thu 28 September 7‑00pm


Matinee:

Sat 23 September 2-00pm

Sat 30 September 2-00pm


Tickets


Standard:
£10

Concessions:
£8

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Cast


To be announced

Creatives


Director: Finn Caldwell and Toby Olié of Gyre & Gimble
Designer: Samuel Wyer
Lighting: Matt Daw
Sound: Alma Kelliher
Puppetry: Finn Caldwell and Toby Olié (design)
Stitches and Glue Ltd (fabrication)

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