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  • Shoreditch Town Hall 380 Old Street London EC1V 9LT (map)

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 & Cleopatra. And then there’s the pie that Titus serves his guests.

Spymonkey will perform them all - sometimes lingeringly, sometimes messily, sometimes movingly, sometimes musically, always hysterically. The four ‘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 will be a solemn, sombre and sublimely funny tribute to the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.

“Brilliantly ridiculous – inspired pairing of Spymonkey and Tim Crouch”
★★★★ The Stage

“Daft, ingenious and ultimately deeply thoughtful”
★★★★ Financial Times

“Poignant as well as hilarious”
★★★★ The Observer

The performance on Monday 26 September will be BSL interpreted by Sue MacLaine. Please call 020 7739 6176 or email to book tickets.  

There will be a post-show Q+A with the company after the performance on Tuesday 27 September.

Running time: 110 min

Age Guidance: 14+

Earlier Event: September 8
Relatively Speaking
Later Event: December 20
Sunny Afternoon