The Curious Tale of the Monkey in the Theatre

When Amy and Jen met on a flight to South Africa in 2009 they couldn’t have known that it was the start of a life changing adventure that would change not only their lives but the lives of many who would benefit from the charity that emerged.

Curious Monkey is the North East’s first theatre company of Sanctuary. Its work shares stories of underrepresented communities, raising awareness of the issues they face. Its projects promote inclusion & celebrate diversity. Its productions are inspired by and developed with the people they work with. The current programme focuses on people who are seeking sanctuary and young people with experience of the care system.

Curious Monkey’s mission is to use theatre and creativity to improve the life chances and wellbeing of the communities we work with, centring them at the heart of the creative process and helping to tackle the inequalities they face;  influence dialogue with diverse audiences and decision makers across the UK and internationally, encouraging positive societal change.

Curious Monkey and its female leadership team are exemplars for the theme of this year’s International Women’s Day #EmbracingEquity


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