A selection of projects so far:
"The Notorious Mrs Ebbmith" written by Arthur Wing Pinero, adpated for audio by Claire Louise Amias and directed by Pradeep Jey. This is A Monkey With Cymbals' first audio drama, which was recorded remotely in January 2021. The project is sponsored by Aspire Leadership and is a fundraiser in aid of the charity, Refuge. More information about the project and listen to here: https://amonkeywithcymbals.podbean.com
To find out more about the history of the play take a look at our teachers' pack available here: http://bit.ly/ebbteachpack
"Oranges & Ink" written by Claire Louise Amias, performed by her and Sarah Lawrie, and directed by Alex Pearson. The play premiered at the Tristan Bates Theatre in the West End in 2019, before touring. It streamed in the Off Online Fringe Festival 2020 and is currently viewable on Screensaver, and it won and Off West End 'OnComm' award.
"The Masks of Aphra Behn" written and performed by Claire Louise Amias, and directed by Pradeep Jey as part of the RADA Festival 2017 and Women and War Festival July 2016. The show had a UK tour in 2017. A one woman show about the forst professional female playwright (and spy). The show streamed in the Off Online Fringe Festival in 2020.
"Memory Of The Other" devised and performed by Pradeep Jey and Claire Louise Amias, written by Sophia Kingshill, directed by Jonathan Rigby and performed at the RADA Festival 2014. We received ACE funding for this project.
We're a theatre company. We tell stories. We like bananas.
A Monkey With Cymbals is a small scale theatre company started in 2009 run by actor/directors Claire Louise Amias and Pradeep Jey.
The focus of the company is to tell good stories, whether set in the American university world of Neil LaBute's "The Shape of Things" or the Renaissance world of the first ever female playwright Aphra Behn, with "Aphra."
Projects so far:
"The Shape of Things" by Neil LaBute, directed by Pradeep Jey, performed at the Space in September 2010, a co-production with Space Productions.
"The Red and the White" by Sam Sedgeman, directed by Claire Louise Amias, had a rehearsed reading at RADA in January 2011.
"Aphra" adapted and directed from the works of Aphra Behn by Claire Louise Amias performed at the Space in May 2011.
"Alice, What's The Matter?" by Jodie Botha, directed by Pradeep Jey, performed at the Space in September 2011 as part of the "Fifteen" festival. A co-production with Space Productions.
"'Humphrey & Humphries Nose Tip Emporium" by Ailsa Ilott, directed by Claire Louise Amias, performed at the Hanbury Arms, Islington as part of "Bits of Obits" in May 2012
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