Ensembleedit

 

The Fourth Monkey Ensemble is the professional touring arm of Fourth Monkey. Borne out of the training programme and assembled from actors who have trained with us and those who share our collective language, the ensemble deliver original physical work nationally and internationally under the direction of the company’s Artistic Director, Steven Green.

 

Past Productions

Fourth Monkey Ensemble Tour 2015

Inspired by the iconic David Lynch film, Fourth Monkey’s stunning stage adaption Elephant Man premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2012 to critical acclaim and went on to tour the UK in 2014-15. With numerous award nominations, Elephant Man tells the true story of the fabled Joseph Merrick in a production that is ‘profoundly unforgettable’, ‘uplifting’, and ‘beautiful’.

Abandoned as a child, the horribly deformed Joseph, played with “startling subtlety” by Daniel Chrisostomou, survives as a freak-show attraction and medical marvel. But as he sits silently under the stares of London’s high society, it is the world around him that appears grotesque.

Nominated for an Amnesty Freedom of Expression Award, Elephant Man toured nationally in Autumn 2014 and again in Spring 2015, following a sell out run at Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2012. During this tour the production received critical acclaim, sell-out audiences and was nominated for two Offie (off west-end) awards for Best Production and Best Male. 

The Elephant Man tour was supported by Arts Council England.

 

 


4Star

‘This is small scale touring theatre at its most inventive.With a story to tell that is of its own time and for ours.’

The Stage

 

4Star

‘The production succeeds in absorbing the audience into Merrick’s world.’

 The Independent

 

5Star

Elephant Man is one of the must-see shows of the year so far and if I could give it 10 stars I would but even that wouldn’t be enough praise for such an amazing, compelling, thought provoking and unforgettable production.’

London Theatre 

5Star

‘Fourth Monkey’s Elephant Man is simple and beautiful in its execution, uplifting, unforgettable.’

Stage Review 

 

‘Fourth Monkey continually presents shows the provide that little something extra and Elephant Man is no different. An unsettling Victorian drama that will have you welling up when you leave.’

The Public Review