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The Hartlepool Monkey

Thu 01 Jan 1970 - Thu 01 Jan 1970


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The Hartlepool Monkey

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Fuel, in association with Stratford Circus Arts Centre

Gyre & Gimble’s – The Hartlepool Monkey

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.

Funded by Arts Council England, Arts Council Wales, The Wellcome Trust, The Royal Victoria Hall Foundation and The Stanley Thomas Johnson Foundation.  

‘Exquisite puppeteering … Gyre and Gimble’s retelling of the Hartlepool Monkey legend is highly skilful, slick and unsettling.’

‘It is an often hectic, frequently funny and boldly theatrical presentation’


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Running time: 90 mins

Venue: Exeter Phoenix

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