Fresh from a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Festival and the Unicorn, Fringe First 2012 Award-winner, Monkey Bars is a revelatory verbatim show that is funny, touching and endlessly surprising.
Award-winning writer Chris Goode asked thirty 8–10 year olds to talk about their lives, their thoughts, their world. In Monkey Bars their words are spoken by adults. Not adults playing children, but adults playing adults, in adult situations.
Unicorn Theatre 9-26 January 2013
Shirley is a teenage boy with a girl’s name, growing up in suburbia and feeling like the weirdest kid in the school. Nothing makes much sense to him, and his heart belongs to a classmate who barely knows he exists.
Wound Man is an unconventional superhero, sprung from the pages of a medieval medical textbook, with an alarming assortment of weapons sticking out from every part of his body.
Wound Man has just moved into a house on Shirley’s street — and he happens to have a vacancy for a teenage sidekick...
The Adventures of Wound Man and Shirley is a funny and touching story by Chris Goode about two unlikely friends and the adventures they share.
“A simple, unaffected piece of storytelling… There is something so unguarded about this show that you can't help but fall in love with it.” The Guardian ****
"For storytelling at its finest, you have to marvel at the unassuming craftsmanship of Chris Goode... Goode’s heartbreakingly romantic vision sends you home with a warm and rosy glow and the pleasure of a tender tale perfectly told." Scotland on Sunday
A recording of Chris Goode & Company's 'Keep Breathing' at Drum Theatre, Plymouth, November 2011.
Hippo World is a real website where a global community of enthusiasts gather to look at hippo pictures and share hippo facts. Visitors are invited to sign the guest book and leave comments. But no one’s moderating the guest book…
In this solo show, double Fringe First winner Chris Goode reads a selection of entries from the guest book to reveal an epic international story that has unfolded
over several years through thousands of messages.
GOODE'S PERFORMANCE IS A MASTERCLASS IN SELF-EFFACEMENT, NOT TO MENTION DEADPAN COMIC TIMING. SURPRISINGLY MOVING.
DEEPLY, SERIOUSLY FUNNY. THE GUY MIGHT JUST BE A GENIUS.
Chris Goode & Company
Chris Goode makes work for theatre as a writer, director and performer, across a wide range of formats and contexts. His pieces have been seen at venues ranging from the Royal Opera House Covent Garden and Tate Modern Turbine Hall to the Situation Room and Stoke Newington International Airport, via the Royal Court, the Lyric Hammersmith, and the Traverse, among others. He has also frequently made work for performance in audiences’…
Chris Goode makes work for theatre as a writer, director and performer, across a wide range of formats and contexts. His pieces have been seen at venues ranging from the Royal Opera House Covent Garden and Tate Modern Turbine Hall to the Situation Room and Stoke Newington International Airport, via the Royal Court, the Lyric Hammersmith, and the Traverse, among others. He has also frequently made work for performance in audiences’ own homes, beginning in 2000 with a version of THE TEMPEST described by the Guardian as “one of the all-time great Edinburgh Fringe productions”. Between 2001- 2004 he was Artistic Director of the pioneering experimental venue Camden People’s Theatre. He is currently an Artsadmin Associate Artist, and earlier this year set up Chris Goode & Company with independent producer Ric Watts.
His scripted plays include SPEED DEATH OF THE RADIANT CHILD and KING PELICAN, both for the Drum, Plymouth, and Henry & Elizabeth for the Royal & Derngate, Northampton; at the Bush he has recently written and directed THE LOSS OF ALL THINGS for SIXTY-SIX BOOKS. Upcoming projects include a UK tour of his solo storytelling show THE ADVENTURES OF WOUND MAN AND SHIRLEY, and a brand new piece, GOD/HEAD, for Oval House. He also works as a poet and occasional musician, and he maintains the widely-read and acclaimed blog Thompson’s Bank of Communicable Desire