18 Jul 2016

Edinburgh Fringe 2016: The Ark Rehearsal Blog #1

‘The Ark’, written by Steve Green and directed by Stephen Sobal, is a contemporary retelling of the story of Noah that offers a threefold address of the Refugee Crisis. The narrative goes between three distinct worlds; three distinct exposés of characters bearing...
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08 Jul 2016

Edinburgh Fringe 2016: Ascension Rehearsal Blog #1

Blind Faith We are the 2014-2016 Two Year Reppers… I am a lucky monkey. (‘Monkey’ is a common turn of phrase here) and we have embarked on an odyssey with our Artistic Director, Steve Green, to loosely adapt stories from the bible. The bible is a feeding ground for some of...
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08 Jul 2016

Edinburgh Fringe 2016: Sodom Rehearsal Blog #1

The unspoken sentiment that underpins all of Fourth Monkey’s work is a unity between its actors – a quality which rests at the core of all ensemble theatre work. No less is true of ‘Sodom’, written and directed by Ami Sayers. A play which unpicks the violent,...
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08 Feb 2016

Our Industry has a Problem with Racism

At Fourth Monkey, as well as developing our actors in training vocally we also celebrate and promote hearing their voices too as the leaders of the creative arts of tomorrow. To this end, we provide a platform for those inclined to share their perspectives on the industry with...
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05 Jan 2016

Stage Combat Vlog

This term our second years on the Two Year Rep course have been training in Stage Combat finishing with an BASSC exam. Below second years Liam Walsh and Will Townsend talk about their experience!
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09 Dec 2015

Puppetry Vlog

As we head towards the end of a fantastic first term at the Monkey House we are producing a series of Vlogs to give a flavour of what we’ve been up to over the last few months! The first our vlogs comes from our first year Two Year Rep monkeys Elliot Liburd and Edd Hill and...
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21 Aug 2015

Edinburgh Fringe Grimm Season #2

Week Two has certainly flown past in an onslaught of performances, marketing and parties. After receiving our second four star review from Broadway Baby for Little Red Cap, moods were high and our performances became more and more confident. The sheer popularity of our shows has...
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11 Aug 2015

Edinburgh Fringe Grimm Season #1

We are five days in to our run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and with sell-out shows and a four star review just in it’s so far so good! Year of the Monkey company member Lali Coombes will be documenting their Edinburgh experience through a series of weekly blogs, the...
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23 Jul 2015

Commedia dell’Arte Residential #4

Final week has arrived and I don’t think anyone saw it coming! This week has been slightly different to the first three weeks of training – instead of learning any new characters or having ‘lessons’, we have spent the week preparing for our final...
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