The tale of the Hartlepool Monkey comes to Margate

The Hartlepool Monkey credit Dan Tsantil

The tale of the Hartlepool Monkey comes to the stage of Margate’s Theatre Royal next month.

The legend has survived the test of time, capturing the imagination of people of all ages for more than 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?

A boisterous crew tell the story through spirited sea shanties and mischievous puppetry from Gyre & Gimble, original puppeteers on War Horse and the team behind Running Wild.

Theatre Royal Margate is particularly keen for young people to see the show so any interested schools or youth organisations should contact: Ayaan via

The Hartlepool Monkey comes to the Theatre Royal on November 10 and 11 at 7.30pm both nights. The show is suitable for those aged 10 and over.


Full Price £15, Concessions £13,  FOMT £12

Booking fee applies: 50p per ticket holder in person/phone, £1.50 per ticket holder online

Box Office: 01843 292795

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