Our debut play DEAD SOULS had a sell-out run received great reviews across the board.
Everything Theatre ★★★★
“It is astounding that this is the first offering from Monkhead Theatre – it’s professionally done, well-rounded, smart, and so very funny – and absolutely needs a further run with immediate effect.”
London Pub Theatres ★★★★
“Dead Souls is one of the most ambitious fringe pieces I’ve had the joy of seeing, and for that, and for nailing a modern adaptation of a 160-year-old piece of Russian satire, I’d highly recommend it, and hope to see more of Monkhead in the future.”
Thanks to our fantastic audiences; our actors Toby, Josh and Jules and to Theatre N16 for hosting us.
Research & Development Week - Monkhead HQ, Blackfriars - 02/05/17 to 06/05/17
An incredible week! From a collection of scratches, scenes and ideas, DEAD SOULS has now grown into an exciting and coherent play incorporating live video, sound sculpture and sparkling characters.
An enormous thank you to our talented and indefatigable actors - Toby Osmond, Joshua Jacob and Jules Armana; to Ian Rickson, Elayce Ismail and Jemima Yong for their generous advice and support; to Catalina Velez for consulting on our video pieces as DOP; and to our publicist Savannah Grant for great feedback and jumping ahead on marketing.
Freshworks - The Young Vic - 28/03/17
In the first ever outing for DEAD SOULS, we showcased a scene at The Young Vic’s Freshworks event. Our cast incuded Joshua Jacob as Chichikov, Toby Osmond as Nozdryov, and a microphone. Thank you to Mona Khalili and Matthew Evans for hosting, and to the whole group for their insightful feedback.
Trunkated - The Blue Elephant Theatre - 19/04/17
We showcased an excerpt from our work-in-progress ‘DEAD SOULS’ at The Blue Elephant Theatre in Camberwell. The feedback was varied and helpful! See below…
“A complicated and intelligent play. Congrats!”
“It’s got something very Tom Stoppard. Well I think, but with more style…”
“Content is based on Russian history but style is modern & eccentric”
“Medieval Russia, but nowadays too?” “Feudal Russia. Hell.”
“I enjoyed the concept a lot and would be interested in seeing other bits alongside.”