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Presented by Fuel in association with Stratford Circus Arts Centre.
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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London E15 1BX
Performance days & times
Tue 19 September 7‑00pm
Tue 26 September 7‑00pm
Thu 28 September 7‑00pm
Sat 23 September 2-00pm
Sat 30 September 2-00pm
Author: Carl Grose
Composer: Adam Pleeth
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)
Production: GYRE & GIMBLE