‘Peepolykus should receive subsidy from the NHS to tour the country and bring a delight to audiences with shows that dispel stress, anxiety and depression’
The British Theatre Review Guide
Peepolykus (pronounced people-like-us) is one of the UK’s most exciting touring theatre companies, creating comic theatre with proven national and international appeal. Over the last nine years, it has exported its particular brand of humour to over 100 towns and cities across four continents and enjoyed sell-out runs at, amongst others, the Edinburgh Festival, The Lyric Hammersmith, the London International Mime Festival and the British Festival of Visual Theatre.
During this period the company has received three theatre awards and has been regularly selected for the British Council’s showcase in Edinburgh. An impressive track record of touring and its rapidly expanding fan base are constant proof of the company’s popularity and their unique ability to cross age, language and cultural boundaries. International tours have included Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, India, Bangladesh, Turkey, Cyprus, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Barbados, Ireland, Iran, Greece, South Korea, Finland and Holland.
The company style is an exhilarating collision of anarchic verbal slapstick, visual surprises, absurd scenarios and sublimely ridiculous comic performances. Peepolykus has produced six devised touring theatre shows to date: Let the Donkey Go (1996/97), I am a Coffee (1997/98), Horses for Courses (1998/99), Goose Nights (2000), Mindbender (2003) and All in The Timing (2004/5). Past productions also include a commission for The Royal National Theatre – The Midsummer Rude Mechanicals (1998); Blast! (2002) – a commissioned, collaborative large scale outdoor show with The World Famous and a production of Ionesco’s Rhinoceros (2002).