Physical theatre company Spymonkey’s madcap take on the gothic thriller, Cooped, returns to the Royal & Derngate this month giving theatre-goers their only chance to catch this unhinged comedy classic in the UK before its run in a Berlin cabaret.
When beautiful, fawn-like Laura du Lay arrives in the remote county of Northumberlandhamptonshire to take up her position as confidential secretary to the reclusive Forbes Murdston, she uncovers a tangled web of murder, love and mistaken identity. She has ignored for as long as she can the unsettling rumours that surround her new employer, his ominous manservant Klaus and the ancient mansion. But Murdston’s violent mood-swings can only signify one thing...
Cooped is directed by Cal McCrystal, comedy director of the National Theatre’s recent hit One Man Two Guv’nors, and director of the forthcoming Alan Ayckbourn revival Mr Whatnot at Royal & Derngate.
Cooped runs from Jan 15-19. for tickets call the box office on 01604 624811 or online at www.royalandderngate.co.uk. The show is recommended for ages 14 and above.