The Hartlepool Monkey Rehearsals

Photo Credit: The Other Richard

Don’t miss The Hartlepool Monkey – a very special adventure story coming to Stratford Circus for five dates only this September.

The Hartlepool Monkey at Stratford Circus

Presented by Fuel in association with Stratford Circus Arts Centre, this is a ‘story for sea dogs and landlubbers, children and adults alike’. Recommended for ages 10 +.

Incorporating puppetry with specially created and spirited sea shanties, this imaginative tale shares the legend of The Hartlepoopl Monkey, a folklore which has captured peoples’ imaginations for over 200 years.


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 mischievous puppetry seen in the show has been created by Gyre & Gimble, the original puppeteers on War Horse!

The Hartlepool Monkey – Further Information

Special offer: Special offer: Get £7 tickets on 3 shows – Tuesday 19th, Tuesday 26th and Thursday 28th September with the promo code SEADOG, redeemable either online or by phone.

Dates: Running between: 19 – 30 September
Age: Recommended for ages 10 years and up
Booking: Prices and booking on the link below


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