Year One Devised Season

20th – 22nd June

The Monkey House, 97-101 Seven Sisters Road, London, N7 7QP

Tickets
£15 Adult, £12 Concession

This piece of devised work by our Year Ones is led by the multi-award winning ensemble Rhum and Clay led by artistic directors Julian Spooner and Matthew Wells. ‘The War of the Worlds’ is a piece inspired by the ground-breaking science fiction novel by H.G. Wells which tells the tale of a martian invasion of the planet Earth. Rhum and Clay have used this as primary source of inspiration, and have also drawn on cinema heavily, particularly science fiction films from the 1990’s and also icons of modern pop culture. This production is a meditation on what stories we would tell if everything was destroyed. Who would be our modern myths and gods?

Rhum and Clay have created and performed eight productions to great critical acclaim and have toured all over the UK, Europe and as far as Brazil and Kazakhstan. Their body of work was nominated for the Peter Brook Ensemble Award 2017. They’re passionate about finding interesting new stories and bringing them to the stage, tailoring the style and approach of each show to the story they’re telling. Rhum and Clay collaborate with writers, musicians, dancers, designers and anyone with an interesting story to tell. This makes every Rhum and Clay show a complex harmony of the varied voices in the rehearsal room.

Show Date Time Book tickets
War of the Worlds Wednesday 20th June 19:30 Book Here
War of the Worlds Thursday 21th June 19:30 Book Here
War of the Worlds Friday 22th June 19:30 Sold Out

 


Edinburgh & Camden Fringe Festivals 2018

The Woman and the Canvas

Edinburgh Fringe:

Show Date Time Book tickets
The Woman and the Canvas Edinburgh Fringe 3rd – 11th August 17:35 Book Here

 

Camden Fringe:
16th, 18th, 21st, 23rd, 25th, 26th August

The Monkey House, 97-101 Seven Sisters Road, London, N7 7QP

Tickets
£10 Adult, £8 Concession

Theatre Re and Fourth Monkey are joining forces for 2018 with an exciting, ensemble-led co-production, The Woman and the Canvas. Anna has been painting all her life but as she struggles for inspiration, her creativity becomes stifled. Her vivid imagination collides with childhood memories in an explosion of human experience.

Show Date Time Book tickets
The Woman and the Canvas Thursday 16th August 19:30 Book Here
The Woman and the Canvas Saturday 18th August 19:30 Book Here
The Woman and the Canvas Tuesday 21st August 19:30 Book Here
The Woman and the Canvas Thursday 23rd August 16:00 Book Here
The Woman and the Canvas Saturday 25th August 16:00 Book Here
The Woman and the Canvas Sunday 26th August 19:30 Book Here

 


Fourth Monkey’s Scandal Season: Kidnap!

16th – 19th & 21st – 26th August

The Monkey House, 97-101 Seven Sisters Road, London, N7 7QP

Tickets
£10 Adult, £8 Concession

Hollywood. A rotten town where nobody plays fair. Beneath the lights at Lucky’s Last Hand the second chances don’t come cheap, but Marie is determined to stiff someone for the cheque. What will it cost to vanish from the spotlight?

Show Date Time Book tickets
Kidnap! Thursday 16th August 18:00 Book Here
Kidnap! Friday 17th August 18:00 Book Here
Kidnap! Saturday 18th August 18:00 Book Here
Kidnap! Sunday 19th August 18:00 Book Here
Kidnap! Tuesday 21st August 18:00 Book Here
Kidnap! Wednesday 22nd August 18:00 Book Here
Kidnap! Thursday 23rd August 18:00 Book Here
Kidnap! Friday 24th August 18:00 Book Here
Kidnap! Saturday 25th August 18:00 Book Here
Kidnap! Sunday 26th August 18:00 Book Here

 


 

Fourth Monkey’s Scandal Season: Bombshells

16th – 19th & 21st – 26th August

The Monkey House, 97-101 Seven Sisters Road, London, N7 7QP

Tickets
£10 Adult, £8 Concession

Evris Mann was on the verge of pushing Hollywood into a new age. When he dies suddenly, the stars of Hollywood attend his memorial dinner and a string of bombshells are dropped in his wake. A new era is about to unfold, but as the sun sets on the life of Evris Mann, will the women of silent stardom find their voices?

Show Date Time Book tickets
Bombshells Thursday 16th August 21:00 Book Here
Bombshells Friday 17th August 21:00 Book Here
Bombshells Saturday 18th August 21:00 Book Here
Bombshells Sunday 19th August 21:00 Book Here
Bombshells Tuesday 21st August 21:00 Book Here
Bombshells Wednesday 22nd August 21:00 Book Here
Bombshells Thursday 23rd August 21:00 Book Here
Bombshells Friday 24th August 21:00 Book Here
Bombshells Saturday 25th August 21:00 Book Here
Bombshells Sunday 26th August 16:00 Book Here

 


 

Fourth Monkey’s Scandal Season: Fatty

17th – 19th & 22nd – 25th August

The Monkey House, 97-101 Seven Sisters Road, London, N7 7QP

Tickets
£10 Adult, £8 Concession

Roscoe ‘Fatty’ Arbuckle was Hollywood’s biggest star – an agile comic genius of nimbleness without compare. When Arbuckle finds himself centre stage for all the wrong reasons, his life begins to unravel. Will the truth be allowed to speak, or will the flashes of the cameras blind justice to the truth of Arbuckle’s plea?

Show Date Time Book tickets
Fatty Friday 17th August 16:00 Book Here
Fatty Friday 17th August 19:30 Book Here
Fatty Saturday 18th August 16:00 Book Here
Fatty Sunday 19th August 16:00 Book Here
Fatty Sunday 19th August 19:30 Book Here
Fatty Wednesday 22nd August 19:30 Book Here
Fatty Thursday 23rd August 19:30 Book Here
Fatty Friday 24th August 16:00 Book Here
Fatty Friday 24th August 19:30 Book Here
Fatty Saturday 25th August 19:30 Book Here

 


Also at The Monkey House…

Cabin Fever

By Dogma Theatre Company

1st – 4th August, 18:00

Roland is building a bomb.
 
Aliens took his father, his family has disappeared, and still nobody will listen to him.
 
Cabin Fever is the debut production from Dogma Theatre Company – a small collective of theatre makers devoted to creating new and original work. Fast paced and physical, Cabin Fever plunges the audience into the mind of an individual propelled by a need for the truth. In an explosion of memory, we discover what has led him to this moment.
 
How far are you willing to go for what you believe?

Son Of Man

By Son of Man: Legacy of Yeshua

1st – 4th August, 19:30

Part ancient kitchen sink drama part epic mystery play, Son Of Man explores how the experience of being an illegitimate child led Jesus to believe he was the son of a god. Torn between both Roman and Jewish influence, the young carpenter realises his destiny when he finds himself at work on a Greek theatre in the cosmopolitan city of Sepphoris.

[whalesong]

By XVelastín

1st – 4th August, 21:00

‘The whale moves in a sea of sound.’
(Whale Nation, Heathcote Williams)
 
A sound piece on choice, voice, and our impending doom. Technologist and water freak XVelastín presents an absurd cross-arts performance about noise in the oceans. Starring a submarine captain, underwater singing, digital sound manipulation, an overhead projector, a love song to cetaceans (both toothed and baleen), and a very lonely whale.
 
[whalesong] is a subversive, submersive experience; it hates plastic and loves blowholes. It’s inspired by the way humanity has stolen whales’ voices, using technology to manipulate their language and vindicate us from the destruction of their acoustic ecology. It repurposes the same techniques to present a sonic alternative.

My Friend, My Partner

By Ride The Wave Theatre Company

8th – 11th August, 18:00

Meet Mim and Ziz. They do EVERYTHING together, so how will one of them cope when the other finds a new best friend?
 
‘My Friend, My Partner’ is a comedic, playful and open look at our timeless relationship with alcohol through humour, simplicity, and striking visuals and sounds – expect hot tunes, sick moves and feel drunk without the hangover.
 
Transferring after a successful debut at The Pleasance earlier this year, ‘My Friend, My Partner’ blends clown, verbatim text and hundreds of post-its, to ask whether alcohol abuse is the problem itself, or the symptom of a deeper one.
 
Suitable for 14+, hard of hearing, and international audiences.
 
‘Surreal, honest and hilarious’…’Keeps your eyes wide (and your smile wider) with anticipation’

Central (Story) Line

By Fingers Crossed Theatre

8th – 11th August, 19:30

1940: The last Kindertransport to escape the German forces has arrived at Liverpool Street Station. Three children are united by this historical event that changes and shapes their future. England saved their lives but at what cost? Central (Story) Line spans 67 years of friendship as they move from Churchill through Thatcher into Blair and beyond.

Criminals! A Financial Comedy

By Of Potters Demons/Magus Theatre (co-production)

8th – 11th August, 19:30

1940: What would YOU do if… Your business went up in flames, your insurance refused to pay, your bank declined to give you a loan and your wife told you she’s expecting again?
Criminals! – A Financial Comedy about a simple man, his unlikely ally and their desperate strategy to escape the worst.
Join out-of-luck Blini chef Igor Davidoff and out-of-work investment banker Victoria Davids for an evening of mayhem as they lurch through a maze of moral ambiguity and financial ruin left behind by the global crash.
Written by the award-winning Romanian playwright Ana-Maria Bamberger, Criminals! receives its UK and English-language première at the Camden Fringe, after a thrilling first run at the Dramatists’ Theatre in Bucharest.

 

All tickets can be booked through The Camden Fringe Website, under the venue The Monkey House.