Gloriator presented by Spitz and Co.

Gloriator presented by Spitz and Co.

French/English comedy duo Spitz & Co are honoured to bring the riotously funny, award-winning comedy “Gloriator” to the Greenbelt Festival this August.

Inventive, physical and very silly, Gloriator was created with the help of Spymonkey’s Aitor Basauri and Publick Transport’s Angus Barr. It won the Critics’ Choice Award at Exeter Ignite in 2014 and was originally developed as part of Bristol Old Vic’s Ferment.

“Gloriator” has have toured all over the UK – from Torquay to Darlington – in all sorts of venues – from tiny church halls to Glastonbury Festival – and the audience response has always been fantastic.
Spitz & Co are an award-winning, internationally touring female comedy duo based in South Gloucestershire.

Susie Donkin (Josephine Cunningham)
Susie began her career as one half of female double-act McDougall & Donkin, and went on to become a member of the sketch group Bearded Ladies (Radio 4, BBC2, Channel 4).  She was part of the writing/performing team for CBBC’s hugely popular, BAFTA winning “Horrible Histories. She lives in Stroud with her family and a lot of animals.

Pauline Morel (Gloria Delaneuf)
Pauline was awarded a “Gold Medal” in Drama at the Conservatoire National de Région in Troyes and went on to run her own theatre company in Paris. She undertook training with Theatre Complicite, Nose to Nose, Gerry Flanagan, Franki Anderson, Spymonkey, and Mick Barnfather.  She is a Giggle Doctor with the renowned Theodora Children’s Charity. Pauline is actually French.

Angus Barr (Director)
Angus is artistic director of Publick Transport whose productions include ‘Discombobulated’, and ‘The Dept. of Smelling Pistakes’.  Recent directing credits include “Slapstick and Slaughter” for the Desperate Men. He also performs politically incorrect songs on the ukulele-banjo, and is currently touring his new show “We Are Bronte”, which has almost nothing to do with the Brontes.
Aitor Basauri (Associate Director)
Aitor is joint artistic director of internationally renowned clown company Spymonkey with whom he also performs. He is a regular tutor at the Philippe Gaulier School in Paris, and leads Spymonkey clown workshops all over the world.

Sue Condie (Designer)
Sue is a Gloucestershire based theatre designer with a wealth of experience from “Aladdin” at the Everyman Theatre Cheltenham to “A Midsummer Nights’ Dream” in the round at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough.