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Spyski! (or The Importance of Being Earnest)

Created by
Lyric Hammersmith and Peepolykus
15 Apr - 18 Apr 2009

A co-production between Peepolykus and Lyric Hammersmith in association with West Yorkshire Playhouse and Warwick Arts Centre. Produced by Fuel.

Following a huge West End hit with The Hound of the Baskervilles, Peepolykus took the Lyric Hammersmith by storm with this critically acclaimed production.

Stumbling upon a story of international espionage and state secrets, and with government agents watching their every move, Peepolykus stop at nothing to reveal the truth.

Unfortunately, they’re in rehearsals for The Importance of Being Earnest – but that’s not going to stop them…

Spyski was supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

For more information on Peepolykus visit their website here.


""Theatre has renewed its licence to laugh…Spyski justifies every one of the adjectives that get flung too readily at this sort of high-comic caper. So if words such as ‘uproarious’, ‘anarchic’, ‘joyful’, still have any purchase, their hour has come". "

The Times

""...a gloriously daft spy spoof. You surely won’t see anything dafter this side of the panto season". "

Daily Mail

""Peepolykus have come up with an ingenious idea… a cracking script from Nicholson and Canny and delightful performances, not least from Javier Marzan" "

Evening Standard

""Enough theatrical lunacy and zingy one liners to cheer up the most jaded of souls" "


""Dazzling… Simple-seeming gags are transformed into theatrical gems" "

The Observer

"“...the most glorious entertainment for ages. Love of theatre triumphantly re-established: I have nothing to declare but 'Spyski's genius'”"

Time Out

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