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Monkey Trousers Theatre

Monkey Trousers Theatre is a Bristol-based theatre company producing and performing original plays for families and schools.

Our main show, the theatrical sitcom Mr Gotalot’s Gotalot Shop, has been running since April 2015.

Our spin-off interactive storytelling adventure for younger children Mr Gotalot's Pop Up Shop runs Thursdays and Fridays in term time.

Mr Gotalot’s Gotalot Shop

Need something new? Step inside the magical Gotalot Shop where you can buy anything and everything, and meet the friendly puppet shopkeeper Mr Gotalot, who is aided by the ever-eager shop boy Sidney. Will they be able to provide their customers with what they need before the conniving landlady Ms Barnet arrives to collect her rent?

Customers stepping through those hallowed doors have been: Super Alan, a struggling superhero, in The Pants of Power; Captain Andromeda, a space explorer, in The Snot Rocket; Professor Von Stroopwaffell, Mad Scientist in training, in The Chinchilla Thriller; Muggins the Dwarf, Santa's very first elf substitute, in Santa School; Hairy Mary Berry in The Great British Cheese Off and Detective Shirley Lock in our crime caper, The Cheese Burglar.

Want to join in the fun? Check out our upcoming shows, dates and booking information on our website.

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Forthcoming Events

Mr Gotalot's Pop-Up Shop presented by Monkey Trousers Theatre 28 Sep 29 Jun

Venue: Kelvin Players Studio Theatre
Full Price: £5 per child
Concession Price: Free for adults and siblings under 2 years old

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Mr Gotalot's Gotalot Shop: The Crystal Cheese presented by Monkey Trousers Theatre 01 Oct

Venue: Kelvin Players Studio Theatre
Full Price: £7.00
Concession Price: £25 (Family of four)

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Key Projects

Mr Gotalot's Gotalot Shop

The original theatrical sitcom for families brings puppetry, comedy, songs and storytelling to the families of Bristol and the South West. In Mr Gotalot's magical Gotalot Shop you can buy everything and anything that you could ever think of. Aided by his ever eager shop boy, Sidney, Mr Gotalot does everything he can to help an eclectic selection of customers who come to find help in his shop. Can they send their customers away happy before the meddling cantankerous landlady, Ms Barnet, turns up to spoil everything. For more information and latest show dates, check our website -

Bob Random's Shiny Quiz Time!

The very shiny Bob Random burst onto the game show scene in the fourth adventure of Mr Gotalot’s Gotalot Shop: Santa School. And guess what? He was such a hit that he has only gone and got his very own groovy show! BOB RANDOM’S SHINY QUIZ TIME! The ultimate groovy game show just for kids. Your very shiny host, Bob Random, and his super groovy assistant will lead two teams through a series of crazy games, challenges and quizzes, as they are cheered on by the awesome Quiz Time audience. Each contestant will receive a limited edition - not to be purchased anywhere - exclusive Shiny Quiz Time Badge. But only the shiniest player will be crowned Monarch of the Moment! Wannabe contestants should submit their name into the hat on entry to the hall. Six names will be drawn throughout the show to come up and compete. Will you be a winner? Come on down and shine in Bob Random's Shiny Quiz Time! For more information and latest show dates, please check our website

Mr Gotalot's Pop-Up Shop

A brand new interactive adventure for 2 to 5 year olds! Love the Gotalot Shop! Well, guess what? Mr Gotalot needs some help! Sidney, the usual shop assistant is on holiday, and Mr Gotalot just needs to pop down to the basement for a bit of a tidy up. Will you mind the shop for him? It’ll be very quiet. Thursdays are always quiet. Or are they? Ding-a-ling-a-ling! There goes the shop bell. Which of Mr Gotalot’s crazy customers will it be? The struggling superhero, the stranded space explorer or the mad scientist in training! With puppets, singing, dancing and games galore, join Monkey Trousers Theatre on a fantastic new interactive adventure for 2 to 5 year olds. Just drop in and join the fun! For more information and class dates, please check our website

Key Personnel

Frances Lewis
Creative Director
Charlotte Whitten
Creative Director