The Complete Deaths, Spymonkey

The Complete Deaths
Presented in English   

Trailer from the Contact Theatre YouTube channel.

All 74 on-stage deaths from Shakespeare's oeuvre realized in physical comedy by four actors.  With a LED-display counter monitoring the 75 deaths (they include the fly in Titus Andronicus) and propelling the action to the zero, The Complete Deaths is a fast-paced and entertaining tribute to the tragic ends of so many of Shakespeare's characters.  

Adapted & Directed by: Tim Crouch
Designed by: Lucy Bradridge
Video Design: Sam Bailey
Light Design: Phil Supple
Original Music: Toby Park
Choreography: Theo Clinkard, Janine Fletcher
Assistant Director: Lucy Skilbeck
Voice Coach: Nia Lynn
Stage Manager: Andy McCabe
Production Manager: Mat Ort
Produced by: Emily Coleman

Performers: Spymonkey (Aitor Basauri, Stephan Kreiss, Petra Massey, Toby Park)

2016 Tour Dates and Information:
5-7 May, Royal & Derngate Northampton, England

11-15 May, as part of the Brighton Festival (Theatre Royal, Brighton, England)

17-18 May, Mayfest (Bristol Old Vic, Bristol, England)

20-21 May, Liverpool Physical Fest (Liverpool Playhouse, England)

24-26 May, ISKV as part of the Istanbul International Theatre Festival, Moda Stage, Istanbul (in English with Turkish surtitles)

31 May-1 June, Hall for Cornwall (Truro, England)

4 June, Pulse Festival (New Wolsey, Ipswich, England)

6-8 June, Oxford Playhouse (Oxford, England)

9-11 June, Nottingham Playhouse (Nottingham, England)

13-15 June, Lincoln Drill Hall (Lincoln, England)

16-17 June, Derby Theatre (Derby, England)

6-10 September, Hull Truck (Hull, England)

16-17 September, as part of the Vicenza Festival, Basilica Palladina, Vicenza, Italy (in English with Italian surtitles)

20 September-1 October, Shoreditch Town Hall (London, England)

4-5 October, Manchester Contact (Manchester, England)

6-7 October, Warwick Arts Centre (Warwick, England)

11-15 October, Nuffield Theatre (Southampton, England)

17-19 October, Royal & Derngate (Northampton, England)

30 November-11 December, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre (Chicago, USA)

For More Information:

Istanbul festival page:

Vicenza festival page:

Chicago 400 page:

Selected Reviews:
Review of Brighton Festival performance: Claire Brennan in The Observer (15 May 2016):

Review of Chicago Shakespeare 400 performance: Chris Jones in Chicago Tribune (6 Dec 2016):

Funding and Sponsorship:
Produced by Brighton Festival, Royal & Derngate Northampton
Developed at The Other Place (Royal Shakespeare Company)    

Photo Susan Bennett, Navy Pier, Chicago (December 2016)

Photo Susan Bennett, Navy Pier, Chicago (December 2016)