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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:

To find out more about the history of the play take a look at our teachers' pack available here: 



"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.


Company Overview


A Monkey With Cymbals is a small-scale theatre company started in 2009 by actor / directors   Claire Louise Amias and Pradeep Jey.


The company has worked on a number of projects, ranging from a one-woman show about the world's first professional female writer to a devised multimedia play about memory and friendship. The company was nominated for an   

Off West End 'On Comm' Award and has previously received Arts Council development funding.






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