The Hartlepool Monkey


The Hartlepool Monkey
An adventure story and dark comedy for sea dogs, 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? 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. 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.
Approximate runtime 80minutes.
Age Advisory: 10+

Performers Rebecca Collingwood, Fred Davis, Jonathan Dryden Taylor, James Duke, Baker Mukasa, Rachel Sanders, John Trindle.
Author Carl Grose. Presented by Gyre & Gimble. Company Fuel Theatre (in association with Stratford Circus Arts Centre).

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Tour details for The Hartlepool Monkey

Between 17th October 2017 and 18th November 2017 this tour will visit 10 venues in Cardiff, Aberystwyth, Worthing, Southampton, Salford, Exeter, Exeter, Margate, Hartlepool and Liverpool. This production has already been seen in 3 venues since 19th September 2017.

Dates for The Hartlepool Monkey (Play) tour

Currently showing
Tue, 17th October 2017 to Tue, 31st October 2017
  Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff»

Tue, 24th October 2017 to Wed, 25th October 2017
  Arts Centre, Aberystwyth» {1}

Fri, 27th October 2017
  Connaught Theatre, Worthing»

Tue, 31st October 2017 to Wed, 1st November 2017
  NST Campus, Southampton»

Fri, 3rd November 2017 to Sat, 4th November 2017
  The Lowry, Salford» {1}

Tue, 7th November 2017 to Wed, 8th November 2017
  The Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter»

Tue, 7th November 2017 to Wed, 8th November 2017
  Exeter Phoenix, Exeter»

Fri, 10th November 2017 to Sat, 11th November 2017
  Theatre Royal, Margate»

Tue, 14th November 2017 to Wed, 15th November 2017
  Town Hall Theatre, Hartlepool»

Fri, 17th November 2017 to Sat, 18th November 2017
  Unity Theatre, Liverpool» {1}
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Production: T251265605
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Overall: 5.00
P. Wickham (11Oct17): Brilliantly performed and presented with humour and historical interest. Impressive representation of the monkey. Well worth seeing. 5

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