Gyre & Gimble

The Hartlepool Monkey

  • Price:
    £8 - £10
  • Genre:
  • Duration:
    90 mins (no interval)
  • Best for ages:

An adventure story for sea dogs and landlubbers, children and adults alike.

A French ship runs aground off the coast of England. Only a cabin girl and the ship’s mascot, a chimpanzee, survive and make it to shore. But the townsfolk mistake the monkey, in its military uniform, for a spy, and condemn him to a life-or-death trial....what will the verdict be – and can the local children save the day?

The legend of The Hartlepool Monkey has survived the test of time, capturing the imagination of people of all ages for over 200 years, and landing here, on the shores of the 21st century, more relevant than ever.

A boisterous crew tell this timely tale through spirited sea shanties and mischievous puppetry from Gyre & Gimble, original puppeteers on War Horse and the team behind Running Wild.

Presented by Fuel in association with Stratford Circus Arts Centre

Save on tickets

To save money on tickets for the show, check the Ways to Save tab above.

We have tickets available for Newham residents, families, and for those who want to book for shows accross our season.

Ways to save

Save money on your tickets


Newham residents pay concession prices for this show

icon M

Book for two or more events with this symbol and save on tickets

Useful to know

Things you should know
Haze effects might be used during this show

Age guidance
Our 'Best for ages' guidance is there to help you decide whether the show is suitable for your children. The Hartlepool Monkey is perfect for both adults and children to enjoy.

Planning your visit
To make your trip an enjoyable experience we've put together some handy information to make planning easy.

We'll always do our best to let latecomers into a performance, but we won’t be able to do this until a suitable break in the performance. Once a show has started late entry is at the discretion of the Duty Manager, and may not always be possible.

The small print
Tickets are sold subject to our standard terms and conditions of sale.

Dates & Tickets
  • Sat 23 September 20172:00pm
  • Tue 26 September 20177:00pm
  • Thu 28 September 20177:00pm
  • Sat 30 September 20172:00pm