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Young Curious Monkey – Day 3

Young Curious Monkey – Day 3

Hi, Laura here again! Today was my third day with Curious Monkey and everything’s getting really exciting! It’s been super snowy in Newcastle, but rehearsals went on regardless. Everyone sat in a circle with Amy to begin with and talked about their mornings and how they were feeling about the production. I thought this was…

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Young Curious Monkey – Day 2

Young Curious Monkey – Day 2

Young Curious Monkey- Day 2 Hi, Laura here again, on day 2 of my Young Curious Monkey placement. Today has been a really exciting day as I’ve been trusted to update the Curious Monkey social media accounts! If you’ve been keeping up with our social media, you’ll have seen that I did an Instagram story…

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Young Curious Monkey – Laura Cowen

Young Curious Monkey – Laura Cowen

Day 1 with Curious Monkey Hi there! I’m Laura and I’ve been lucky enough to get a work experience placement with Curious Monkey Theatre Company. I’m a Newcastle University student and I’ve always had an interest in theatre, but more recently marketing and social media. So I figured, why not combine the three and help…

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South Africa – Stan Hodgson

South Africa – Stan Hodgson

Hello gang,   My day to write a blog has come towards the end of our stay in South Africa, so forgive me if I stray into melancholy.   This trip was my first ever to South Africa. I’m not a well-travelled person, I can’t stress enough, and so there were a lot of thoughts…

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South Africa – Jonluke Mckie

South Africa – Jonluke Mckie

Today it feels like we found the voice of the piece. We knew what the ingredients were: Testimony, allegory and music, but today it feels like we’ve begun to find the method by which we’ll mix these up together, and (thank goodness) it seems we’re cooking up a storm. Everyone in the ensemble brings something…

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South Africa – Alice Blundell

South Africa – Alice Blundell

Alice Blundell, one of the cast of Two Newcastles takes us through what she’s been up to in South Africa with Curious Monkey. We’re coming to the end of our first week in Newcastle KZN and it’s been full on to say the least. The epic-ness of the journey and the project really hit me…

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South Africa – Samantha Bell

South Africa – Samantha Bell

Samantha Bell, one of the cast of Two Newcastles takes us through what she’s been up to in South Africa with Curious Monkey.  I’ve been in South Africa for a few days now so I just want to quickly bring you up to speed. We landed safe and sound in Johannesburg and spent two nights…

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Young Curious Monkey – Jackie Edwards, Day 2

Young Curious Monkey – Jackie Edwards, Day 2

Nearly half a year on from my last blog entry, my internship with Curious Monkey is coming to a close. Me and Jen are sitting in the office, yawning approximately once a minute from shortest-day-of-the-year syndrome, having just tackled and tamed the monster of funding and project planning. I took on this internship so I…

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Two Newcastles – A visit to South Africa

Two Newcastles – A visit to South Africa

In 2015, Curious Monkey went to the National Arts Festival of South Africa to run the Remix Laboratory, a participatory workshop programme run in partnership by the Swallows Foundation UK and the festival. We were lucky enough to take an inspiring team with us from the North East – you can read all about it…

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