Brighton Festival 2020Public booking opens: Wed 19 Feb, 9am

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Past Event

Spymonkey & Tim Crouch

The Complete Deaths

World Premiere
Commissioned by Brighton Festival

£10 Festival Standby tickets will be available to purchase just before the show from the Theatre Royal for evening performances. Please see full terms and conditions

There are 74 onstage deaths in the works of William Shakespeare (75 if you count the black ill-favoured fly killed in Titus Andronicus). From the Roman suicides in Julius Caesar to the death fall of Prince Arthur in King John; from the carnage at the end of Hamlet to snakes in a basket in Antony and Cleopatra. And then there’s the pie that Titus serves his guests.

Spymonkey will perform them all – sometimes lingeringly, sometimes messily, sometimes movingly, always hysterically. These ‘seriously, outrageously, cleverly funny clowns’ (Time Magazine) will scale the peaks of sublime poetry, and plumb the depths of darkest depravity. It may even be the death of them.

Adapted and directed by Tim Crouch (I, Malvolio, An Oak Tree, Adler & Gibb), The Complete Deaths is a solemn, sombre and sublimely funny tribute to the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.

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Wed 11 – Sat 14 May, 7.30pm
Sat 14 & Sun 15 May, 2.30pm

Approx running time 2 hours 10 mins (including interval)
Wed & Thu evenings, and matinees:
£12.50, £15, £18.50, £22.50, Under 26s £15
Fri & Sat evenings:
£15, £17.50, £20, £25,
Under 26s £17.50

Festival Standby £10

Members' first night offer £17.50
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