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. Since 1996, we have exported our particular brand of humour all over the world, delighting audiences in countries such as Australia, Colombia, Singapore, Bangladesh, Brunei, Iran, South Korea and Finland. The company style is an exhilarating collision of anarchic verbal slapstick, visual surprises, absurd scenarios and sublimely ridiculous comic performances, drawing comparisons with The Crazy Gang, Marx Brothers, Buster Keaton and Monty Python.
We have produced several devised touring shows (including smash hit Let the Donkey Go), numerous commissions and collaborative shows (with the National Theatre, The World Famous, SpyMonkey, Situations, Liverpool Everyman), education projects and partnerships (including the National Youth Theatre, Circus Space, Youth Music Theatre:UK, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Lyric Hammersmith, Kevin Spacey Foundation) and created several critically acclaimed mid-scale co-productions (Spyski, No Wise Men) including our hugely successful three-man version of The Hound of the Baskervilles. This hit show transferred to the West End and is now performed under licence all over America and in parts of Canada, Australia and Europe.
The Peepolykus Co-Directors also write, direct and perform in TV, radio and film and have collaborated extensively with a wide range of individuals, theatre companies and other organisations including the British Council, the BBC, Neal Street Productions and West Yorkshire Playhouse.