Goat and Monkey

Goat and Monkey specialises in creating immersive, site-specific theatre and online stories. We surprise audiences through extraordinary experiences in the smallest or largest of environments, with previous productions taking place in gardens, theatres, railway tunnels, village halls, on steam trains and online. Our goal is to tell stories in extraordinary ways by pushing the boundaries of audience interaction and theatrical form. Whether we are creating new stories or being inspired by old ones, we make work that is epic, inspiring and truly engaging.
“ The emotional impact of these beautifully sculpted, barely lit and flickering scenes is as potent and disorientating as a shot of absinthe..." 
Time Out

What we’re up to this month:


Fantastic news to start the month, The Devil Speaks True has received considerable funding from Arts Council England for research and development. This moves us into phase two; very exciting partnerships and the descent in to the dark final days of Banquo's existence.... We have a sneaky suspicion this will be something quite special.
Our Kew gardens piece The Perils of Poisonous Plants is coming along very nicely, and a new character has emerged alongside Ivor Monocle, his confused and downtrodden assistant Tad Pole!


Well that flew by! The Goats and Monkeys had a fantastic time at festivals this summer with our Spy School! We are pleased to report that all  'candidates' who took part in the challenge passed with flying colours. Mr.Guillemont has listened to all the candidates' requests for more challenges and is preparing another with a different focus and even trickier codes and challenges to solve! Well done all!
Joel has just finished a fantastic six week project working in the Barbican with 100 actors and creatives from the National Youth Theatre in a large scale site specific piece 'Virus'. 


Perils Of The Poisonous Plants! Smedley Deadly, Ivor Monocle and Miri Cullgrow, the October family Poisonous Plants project at Kew Gardens is coming on nicely!
I am number 6! Who is number 1? ……the Goat and Monkey's have created a rip roaring  twenty minute Alternate Reality Game for three festivals in August, teams of 7-12 year olds must band together to solve clues live, decode ciphers online, and track and retrieve top secret material from undercover agents without being seen. We're watching you....


June has been a hot month, a standard 49 celsius… 
Joel has just finished a project in Dammam, Saudi Arabia working with a company of young actors. The Lost Child was devised by the company and performed in arabic and english to a sold out venue. With all language channelled through a young interpreter, direction had to be clear and concise, and the work physical and engaging. The response was fantastic, photos to follow!


This month sees us attending the Caravan Marketplace as part of the Brighton Festival to present The Devil Speaks True to international producers, working on the start of a new family trail for Kew Gardens (for October 2014) and Joel attending twenty seven events in the Brighton Festival as part of Collidescope.
We’re also generating ideas for our production with third year students from Chichester University which begins in September.
Our friends at Coney have organised two great events at Camden People’s Theatre on playing theatre. Come and be involved in a salon, or take part in a scratch night of new pieces of theatre and artful games.