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A message from our Artistic Director Amy Golding

A message from our Artistic Director Amy Golding

We were wondering in rehearsals yesterday whether there were a bunch of medieval players facing the same dilemma as us back in the 1300s when the great plague hit. Surely ‘the show must go on’ no matter what, hasn’t that always been our theatre motto? But today it’s official the show will not go on,…

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Curious Monkey Theatre Company of Sanctuary – We are here!

Curious Monkey Theatre Company of Sanctuary – We are here!

We’ve recently been bestowed with the prestigious Theatre of Sanctuary Award. We’re proud of being part of a commitment to being a safe space to those in need of sanctuary in the UK!     More information here about City of Sanctuary       Obviously, we celebrated it with style for our Christmas Party…

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Young Curious Monkey

Young Curious Monkey

Hello! I’m Zoe and I’m a Young Curious Monkey. I’ve been asked to write a blog to introduce myself and talk about why I wanted to get involved with Curious Monkey so here goes. I’m a young theatre-maker, actor and facilitator currently studying for an MA Theatre and Performance at Northumbria University. This is all in the…

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From The Ashes

From The Ashes

Over the last 10 months, the Curious Monkey team have been collaborating with people of different generations in Ashington to create an audio drama inspired by stories from people in South East Northumberland. The ‘From The Ashes’ project was commissioned by Woodhorn Charitable Trust, through the BAIT programme. Together with the Ashington group, we have written an audio…

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On the Road with Curious Monkey

On the Road with Curious Monkey

Hello, my name is Don MacDonald and I am the new Project Coordinator for Troupe. I am so honoured to have become part of the Curious Monkey Team, who create innovative theatre in partnership with groups whose voices are often underrepresented in society (young people who are care experienced and refugee/asylum seekers). My recent experience…

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Care Journeys – Positive Destinations for our Young People

Care Journeys – Positive Destinations for our Young People

Care Journeys – Positive Destinations for our Young People As part of Barnardo’s Scotland’s celebration of the Year of the Young People, we are delighted to be involved in an event focusing on young people’s experiences in the care system and beyond. The event will highlight the realities and issues that young people face during…

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Children and Young People Now Awards – We’re finalists!

Children and Young People Now Awards – We’re finalists!

We’re delighted to announce that we’ve been shortlisted for the ‘Children and Young People Now Awards 2018’! Curious Monkey along with North Tyneside Council are finalists in ‘The Arts and Culture Award’ category under the name of ‘Leaving, North Tyneside Council.’ The Arts and Culture Award highlights the initiatives that have done the most to inspire children…

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Creating a meaningful partnership with tour venues

Creating a meaningful partnership with tour venues

As Artistic Director of a small touring theatre company with ambition to do meaningful, in-depth work with communities around the shows we create everywhere we take them, I often feel frustrated at just how challenging it can be to actually deliver on what we plan and say we will do with venues. Not without trying,…

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Two Newcastle Reflections

Two Newcastle Reflections

This phase of Two Newcastles was such a colourful, chaotic, musical, whirlwind blast of a process. I was so proud of what we all created in just 3 weeks, it felt like a proper culmination of the last 2/3 years we’ve all known each other. The rehearsals at the Exchange in North Shields (which is…

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Curious Monkey are Northern Stage Associate Artists

Curious Monkey are Northern Stage Associate Artists

We’re really excited to be part of the new cohort of Northern Stage Associate Artists, working alongside the Northern Stage team to create a new coproduction to be staged in 2020. What a pleasure to be going on this journey alongside our fellow Associates Ballet Lorent, Curious Arts, Gateway Studio Project and Luca Alexandra Rutherford.  The…

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