About Us

We are a European theatre company specialising in experimental adaptations of classic literature. We have worked in the UK, France and Senegal and don’t intend to stop there.

Monkhead was founded in 2017 by Nico Pimparé and Chloë Myerson, with our debut play Dead Souls receiving critical acclaim for its sold out run at Theatre N16. We are now based in Paris and London.

Our work has been presented at the Young Vic (Freshworks), Voice4Thought International Festival Dakar, Theatre N16 and the Blue Elephant Theatre.

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Nico

is a French-Indian actor, director and ex-physicist. He is part of the Bunker New Work Group, which reads scripts and sees plays on behalf of the Bunker Theatre. He is a member of the National Youth Theatre, and in 2017 he was selected for the Emerging Directors’ Springboard Programme at the Young Vic.

As a director, he has worked at the Young Vic (Freshworks), the Courtyard Theatre, the Blue Elephant Theatre and Theatre N16.

As an actor, he has worked at the Lyric Hammersmith, the National Theatre, Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch, the New Wolsey, Richmix, Camden People’s Theatre, the Blue Elephant and the Bread & Roses. His screen work includes SILENT WITNESS for BBC1 and short films for the BFI and BBC Radio 4.

He has trained in the US with SITI Company and Double Edge Theatre, in France with Serge Poncelet from Theatre du Soleil and in the UK with Identity Drama School of Acting, the National Youth theatre, Josie Daxter of Complicite and Nia Lynn of the RSC.

Chloë

is a TV and theatre writer from South London. She is represented by The Agency and is currently developing Bastards with Wall to Wall (Warner Bros.) and Bad Idea for Celtic Productions.

She studied English Literature at Warwick University and graduated with a first class degree in 2013. On graduating, her first TV script, Sick, a comedy-drama about teenage hospital temps, was developed by Hat Trick. Her second script, Green Hundred Road, a surreal murder mystery satire, was optioned by 42 Productions.

As a playwright, she has been long-listed for the Old Vic 12 award and for the Papatango New Writing Prize. Her work has been performed at the Vaults Festival, the Young Vic (Freshworks) and the Blue Elephant. Her first full-length play, Dead Souls at Theatre N16, received critical acclaim when it ran in July 2017.