The Hartlepool Monkey

Fri 17 - Sat 18 November 2017

Autumn 2017 | Season Highlight
Fuel in association with Stratford Circus Arts Centre, presents
Gyre & Gimble's The Hartlepool Monkey
Written by Carl Grose

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.

For adults and children, families and schools. Age: 10+


Company Information

Written by
Carl Grose
Created by Carl Grose, Finn Caldwell and Toby Olié
Directed by Finn Caldwell and Toby Olié of Gyre & Gimble
Set & Costume Design by Samuel Wyer
Music by Adam Pleeth
Lighting Design by Matt Daw
Sound Design by Alma Kelliher
Puppet Design by Finn Caldwell and Toby Olié
Puppet Fabrication by Stitches and Glue LTD

Rebecca Collingwood
Fred Davis
Jonathan Dryden Taylor
James Duke
Baker Mukasa
Rachel Sanders
John Trindle


 To Come

show details

Dates: Fri 17 - Sat 18 Nov
Times: 8pm (Sat Mat 3pm)
Running time: TBC
Prices: £14 (£12 Concessions)
Charges: 50p card transaction | £1 postage

Venue: Unity One

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Fri 17 Nov