Last night Worthing Theatres and Brighton Festival celebrated their partnership by launching their opening performance of Spymonkey’s hilarious comedy production COOPED at the Pavilion Theatre.
With glorious weather shining through, the Pavilion Café bar was decorated as a gothic mansion set in darkest Northumberlandshirehampton in keeping with the theme of COOPED, where VIP’s press and patrons had lots of fun interacting with the setup, as well as the cast and creatives.
Described as Hitchcock’s Rebecca meets The Pink Panther, Spymonkey’s deliciously demented take on the pulp gothic romance overflows with brilliant characters, rip-roaring farce and virtuoso physical comedy.
Directed by Cal McCrystal, the comedy genius behind National Theatre’s ‘One Man Two Guvnors’, the production unites the original creative team and performers with new collaborators in this celebratory remount of their longest-running show, first created in 2001.
Head of Culture Amanda O’ Reilly said “We’re thrilled to be programming partners as part of Brighton Festival, this year’s programme is as innovative as ever. It is fantastic to join forces with the BF team to bring high quality culture to the South Coast.”
COOPED runs until Sunday 26 May, tickets can be purchased online via worthingtheatres.co.uk or by calling the box office on 01903 206 206.
See a trailer for Spymonkey: Cooped below