- Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 March 2012 10:47
The 2headedpigeon Theatre Company presents Harlow's Monkeys, "an anarchic monkey morality tale," as part of the Brighton Fringe festival in May 20012.
An ageing Cambridge professor knows everything about primates. But when a mysterious girl arrives in his office, his work is disrupted by a farcical journey into the chaos of the past. Can he untangle the riddles to find out what she actually wants? More importantly, can he keep the electric stapler out of the hands of the dangerous colony of apes who've taken up residence in the next office? Harlow's Monkeys is a dramatic two-hander about parenthood, science and responsibility...which is occasionally interrupted by a gang of angry chimps.
This fast-paced drama, which leaves the audience questioning who really are the animals onstage, is being performed at 7pm 10-12 May 2012 at Upstairs @ Three and Ten as part of the Brighton Fringe Festival.
The 2headedpigeon Theatre Company was founded in 2003. The Brighton-based company says it aims to create transgressive fringe theatre which is vibrant, original and irreverent. The company's award winning punk anti-musical, The Inconsiderate Aberrations of Billy the Kid, won a Threeweeks Editor's Choice Award.
2headedpigeon Theatre Company says it aims to bring a refreshingly irreverent approach to contemporary performance. The company previously has presented new writing and devised work, including A Wolf at the Door (Edinburgh Fringe 2004), Deathmatch (Edinburgh Fringe 2006), Absurdity of Vanilla (London/ Edinburgh Fringe 2008) and The Transaction (London/ Edinburgh Fringe 2008). The company's punk anti-musical The Inconsiderate Aberrations of Billy the Kid (2009/2010) received five-star reviews (London/Brighton Fringe/Edinburgh Fringe).
Brighton Fringe is the third largest open-access multi-art form festival in the world, and what makes it exceptional is that it is set in a city with a unique heritage that has set the pace, diversity, creativity and innovative thinking in the city and beyond. Fringe 2012 will run from May 5 – 27. www.brightonfringe.org.
Harlow's Monkeys. Upstairs @ Three and Ten (Venue 310). 10 Steine Stree, Brighton BN2 1TE. 7pm-8pm, 10-12 May 2012. Tickets: £9 (£7.50 concessions, £5 students). Available via the Fringe Box Office (01273 91 72 72) or www.upstairsatthreeandten.co.uk