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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Young Curious Monkey – Jackie Edwards

It’s quite difficult going into an internship saying you want to learn stuff, but not actually know what it is you need to learn. This was my situation – I recognised gaps in my knowledge of how a theatre company runs, but didn’t know what needed to go in those gaps. Fortunately the wonderful team at Curious…

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Leaving Reviews

Here’s what the papers say about ‘Leaving’ by Paddy Campbell, produced y Curious Monkey in association with Northern Stage  ★★★★ “Warmly performed, effective and compassionate piece of verbatim theatre” The Stage “Leaving is a clever political and human piece of theatre with a real potential to make a significant difference.” Narc Magazine “A unique, insider…

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CASTING OPPORTUNITY – Walker Talk

  CASTING OPPORTUNITY  Walker Talk (Working Title) by Lee Mattinson Curious Monkey is looking to cast 2 young Geordie actors with a playing age somewhere between 14-30 years.  Please only apply if you are working as a professional actor and not in training/education. Walker Talk will be made in collaboration with students from Walker Technology…

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