About Us

Despite the Monkey fuses interactive media and technology with live performance to explore audience experience. Blurring the line between voyeur and confederate, Despite the Monkey explores what it means to be an audience member in theatre today

Who are We?

Despite the Monkey was founded in 2017 by four graduates of the Liverpool institute for performing arts: Findlay Claydon, Harry Machary, Dylan Howells and Tamara Howarth, and have recently been joined by Kate Condon, the fifth member.

Despite the Monkey’s first production ‘Pavlov‘ centred around an AI powered virtual assistant, whose dark wit and light-hearted omniscience, forced audience members into a personal singularity, seemingly possessing personal information nobody could’ve guessed

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