Applications now open for Spymonkey workshops in Nov 2015

Clown and Devising Theatre workshops led by Spymonkey in collaboration with Hijinx

A chance to learn from the “reigning monarchs of physical comedy”

This November, physical comedy specialists Spymonkey will be running two week-long workshops in collaboration with Hijinx for arts practitioners who desire to develop their skills. The Spymonkey team will be providing an introduction to their distinctive clowning and devising techniques, using 'Jason and the Argonauts' as a story framework. Hijinx are now taking applications to join these outstanding courses.

The first course will be held in Cardiff (16-20 November) and led by Aitur Basauri, Petra Massey and Toby Park, and this will be followed immediately by a week-long course in North Wales (23-27 November) led by Aitur and Petra.  Like all Hijinx Residencies, the courses will operate inclusively, with a number of places at each course allocated to Hijinx Academy students, Hijinx’s training programme for talented learning disabled actors.

Funded by the Arts Council of Wales, Hijinx Residencies were established in 2012 to provide high level skills training to arts practitioners both with and without disabilities, by some of the most well respected performing arts companies in the UK. To date, companies such as Complicite, Frantic Assembly, Punchdrunk Enrichment, Ockham’s Razor and Cardboard Citizens have taken part.

The two courses this November mark Spymonkey’s second visit to the Hijinx Residency programme, and follow the success of the Opening and Closing performances which they devised at Hijinx Unity Festival in 2012.

Course Details:

16-20 November: Cardiff
23-27 November: Rhyl/Prestatyn (location tbc)
Price: £150 for a week

To apply please email for an application form. Places are limited so early application is advised. Applicants must be aged 18 or over.

For more information about the courses visit

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