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Chris Goode

CHRIS GOODE

  

Nationality:    British
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Literary Agent:    United Agents  represented by Giles Smart

Writer and performer Chris Goode, whose company Signal To Noise collaborates here with the Corn Exchange Newbury, sees Theatre as a completely live and unrepeatable experience. Goode burst into the theatrical limelight after his early success directing the Tempest in edinburgh. there followed two Edinburgh Fringe Firsts, for his cowriting of Unlimited Theatre's Neutrino and his solo show Kiss of Life. Since then he has developed a truly diverse CV of Theatre practices, challenging himself and his audience to 'be emotional through the brain and intellectual through the heart'.

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        9         Adventures Of Wound Man & Shirley, The         Albemarle Sketch Book, The         Apathy         At The Yard         Consolations, The         Could It Be Magic         crowd study 1 (Silverfish)         Escapology         Extremists, The         Forest And the Field, The         God / Head         Henry and Elizabeth         Hey Mathew         Hippo World Guest Book         Infinite Lives         Keep Breathing         King Pelican         Kiss Of Life         Kissing Bingo         Longwave         Loss Of All Things, The         Mad Men         Men In The Cities         Monkey Bars         Napoleon In Exile         Neutrino         Nine Days Crazy         Past the Line, Between the Land         Puckerlips         Sisters         Six Characters In Search Of An Author         Speed Death Of the Radiant Child         Stand         We Must Perform A Quirkafleeg!         Weaklings         Weepie         Where You Stand



9

Synopsis:
Created exclusively as part of Transform, this very special collaboration with Chris Goode & Company features nine ordinary people taking an extraordinary leap into the unknown. The process began with an open call-out for people from Yorkshire with little or no experience of performing. Three months later, at the end of a richly challenging collaborative process, those nine intrepid individuals will step out onto the Courtyard stage to perform the diverse and beautiful solo portraits they've made. Developed in conjunction with an amazing team of directors, designers and other theatre artists, led by award-winning maker Chris Goode, 9 invites you to witness the culmination of nine remarkable journeys in a single unforgettable show.

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Adventures Of Wound Man & Shirley, The

Adventures Of Wound Man & Shirley, The
Shirley is a teenage boy, a bit of a loner, who is hopelessly in love with a classmate at school who barely knows he exists. then, one night, a mysterious figure moves into his ordinary suburban street. Wound Man is an unconventional superhero, who happens to have a vacancy for a teenage side-kick.

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part of Queer Up North International Festival

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Rick Watts and Queer Up North

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Oberon Books (2011) >>>    978-1849431804

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Play/Drama. - - Gay/Lesbian, of interest

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Albemarle Sketch Book, The

Synopsis:
Continuing a relationship that began with Open House in 2011 and then again in 2012, Chris Goode & Company return to TRANSFORM this year with their work in progress performance, THE ALBEMARLE SKETCH BOOK. Have you ever had a dream in which everything was better? A glimpse of a better life. Not just for you, but for everyone. Storyteller and theatre maker Chris Goode has been trying to hang on to a dream: one particular glimpse, from one rainy night in June 2012. Trying to understand what made it so hard to wake up. Welcome to a big ambitious project called ALBEMARLE. In THE ALBEMARLE SKETCH BOOK Chris Goode & Company will be sharing some of the stuff they have made so far. This project has been developed at West Yorkshire Playhouse, National Theatre Studio, The Bike Shed and Theatre in the Mill.

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Apathy

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Poleroid are working with an ensemble of actors, writers and other artists over 72 hours to devise a unique response to this exciting new commission centring on the apathetic approach to voting from 18 - 24 year olds as they are able to vote in their first general election.

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Poleroid Theatre (in association with the MolinoGroup)

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At The Yard

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It doesn't fucking have to be this way. Here and now, we can make something else. Ponyboy Curtis are a brand new ensemble, clinging together, embarking on a quest for something different. Secrets shared, desires given shape; seething hearts and obliterated languages. The campfire and the night sky and the long walk home. Here and now, with you. Fever-dreamed into existence by award-winning theatre maker Chris Goode, Ponyboy Curtis is a radical yet romantic adventure, made with love for anyone else who needs it.

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short piece

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Consolations, The

Synopsis:
The story of a young bisexual pop star whose disintegrating life takes an unexpected turn.

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Signal to Noise

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Gay, theme/character full length

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Could It Be Magic

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Unlimited Theatre

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Devised Piece

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crowd study 1 (Silverfish)

Synopsis:
Improvised punk-theatre performance.

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devised by Chris Goode and Theron Schmidt

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Escapology

Synopsis:
It brings together Marie Curie, a pint sized abraham Linciln, a gendere bending Hellen Keller, escapologist Harry Houdini and the balloonist Montgolfier brothers, locks them in a room and throws away the key. - Gardner, Guardian.

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Camden People's, London    2004

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Extremists, The

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at a high-end London restaurant, two couples meet to talk: an estranged Father and son, each damaged in his own way; and a couple of young women whose role-playing games occupy a vortex of private jokes. But as their separate conversations start to become entangled, abetted by their disarming waiter, the apparent realities of their relationships reveal themselves to be unsustainable fictions. a viciously sardonic state of the nation bulletin disguised as an absurd comedy of manners, or possibly vice versa, Chris Goode's new play is a disorienting examination of the extremism that dwells within even the most moderate hearts and minds.

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Male:  4            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Forest And the Field, The

Synopsis:
the Forest & the Field is a gently seductive, immersive piece of non-fiction storytelling, which asks its audience to look at themselves, and to consider what we're all doing when we meet in a theatre space. Using live demonstrations and video clips, and drawing on a wealth of examples from Shakespeare to O.J. Simpson via John Berger and Bruce Lee, the Forest & the Field creates a space for reflecting on theatre, from inside the moment of its happening. Relaxed and informal, yet passionate and provocative, the Forest & the Field sees Chris Goode & Company ask some searching questions about how theatre might change to meet the social and cultural challenges of tomorrow  and how we might change with it.

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by Chris Goode & Company

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God / Head

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So theres this writer. Thirtysomething, gay, lefty metropolitan writer. atheist, obviously. History of mental health problems, but those are all in the past. Sure of himself and his world view. Comfortable in his assumptions. and then one day, suddenly, without any warning. . .theres God. In this brand new documentary piece, award-winning writer and storyteller Chris Goode explores the flipside of the familiar crisis of faith: what if there really is a God after all? GOD/HeaD is a humane, candid, radically unsettling piece about the tensions between religion and neuroscience, and about the limits of language and the edges of desire.

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written by Chris Goode (and Company)

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Henry and Elizabeth

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Homes In The Northampton Area    2010

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Hey Mathew

Synopsis:
An immersive performance exploring the life and ideas of Paul Goodman, the American Writer, Intellectual & Sociologist.

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Hippo World Guest Book

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Hippo World is a real web site where the global community of hippopotamus enthusiasts gathers. Visitors are invited to sign the site's guest book, an evidently unmoderated forum in which the hippophiles increasingly struggle to be heard among subversive voices and the encroaching gloom of automated spam. Gathering edited highlights into an hilarious and unexpectedly poignant litany of thwarted optimism, Hippo World Guest Book is the latest in a series of reading-performances by Chris Goode which seek to rescue marginal writings and outsider texts by presenting them in the classic formats of authorised utterance.

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Toynbee Studios, London    16 Jun 2007

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Infinite Lives

Synopsis:
a thirty something man is trying to write a gay sci-fi novel but he gets distracted by internet porn

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North Wall, Oxford    10 Jul 2008

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Drama. - - Gay, full length

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Keep Breathing

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King Pelican

Synopsis:
It offers the melancholy madness of nonsense poet and painter edmund lear and his Shakesperian namesake, with a treatise on ways of seeing and being in art.
- Lyn Gardner, Guardian

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Kiss Of Life

Synopsis:
a high-risk romantic comedy attempting to do the seemingly impossible: turn a story about attempted suicide into a life-affirming show. Chris is stuck in a rut: dead-end job, no lovelife, and way too much TV. then a homeless stranger comes into his life and turns everything upside down. With storytelling, stand-up and a bit of unabashed sentimentality, Kiss of Life is inspiring and disarming, posing tricky questions about the responsibilities that love confers.

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Signal To Noise

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Solo comedy

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Kissing Bingo

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Longwave

Synopsis:
a sensitive evocation of the nature of companionship, and so by extension community, Longwave pits two scientists together in a shack somewhere in a post apocalyptic world, where they carry out experiments with just their radio and each other for company. In their isolated existence, living in such close proximity, the nuances of their individual characters gradually emerge to reveal the basic nature of human communication, interaction and tolerance within a community. Performed entirely without words, Longwave is a seductively bleak comedy with a tender heart.

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devised by Chris Goode, Tom Lyall And Jamie Wood; music by Mark Owen

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Signal to Noise and Greenham Arts

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70 min Play/Drama

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Loss Of All Things, The

Loss Of All Things, The
the King James Version of the Bible (KJV) is a foundation stone of the english language. the KJV was composed as a collective project and written to be spoken. Sixty-Six Books has been created, in the spirit of the original, in the same way. Pulpit to print; stage to page; mediated through many forms oral and written, the KJV has, since its inception, been a fundamental part of written and spoken english.This is a work that has travelled to every continent of the globe. It has been shared as a melodic instrument of inspiration, illumination and mutual understanding; and it has also been wielded as a tool of colonial oppression. Sixty-Six Books is a fresh interpretation of the KJV for the new millennium, celebrating and challenging the traditions and achievements of this great work on the occasion of its 400th anniversary. the curators of this project have gathered together a formidable and inspiring line-up of the best established and emerging writing talent to produce a new version of the KJV for thetwenty-first century. each writer has created anew a book of the KJV - as prose, poetry, Drama, performance, song, or ground-breaking digital form. each writer has spoken back to the KJV with untrammeled inventiveness of the imagination. the voices of Sixty-Six Books, drawn from across five continents, innovate, transmute, transpose, reinvent and talk back to four hundredyears of history. all the works that make up Sixty-Six Books are written to be spoken. Culminating in major performance events at the Bush theatre and Westminster abbey in 2011 in London, Sixty-Six Books is a contribution towards the mutual curiosity, tolerance, and force of collective enterprise and shared humanity that characterizes the international and ancient Arts of writing and spoken performance

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Part of Sixty-Six Books: 21st-century writers speak to the King James Bible. Play is A response to the King James Bible book of Philippians

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Oberon Books (2011) >>>    978-1849432276

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Mad Men

Synopsis:
He's just a lowly bureaucrat. A pen-pusher. He knows the boss's daughter is way out of his league, and he knows his deepest desires are truly unspeakable. That's just the way it has to be. . . until, that is, he starts to overhear the local dogs talking to each other. Suddenly he realises that all the certainties that have kept him in his place are starting to unravel, betraying a series of previously unsuspected truths that will lead him ultimately to a profound and astonishing revelation about his own existence. . .

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Chris Goode's new adaptation of Gogol's Diary of a Madman is a playful and relentlessly gripping journey into a world spiralling out of control.

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Men In The Cities

Men In The Cities
Framed by two violent deaths  the apparently inexplicable suicide of a young gay man, and the murder of Drummer Lee Rigby outside the Royal Artillery Barracks in Woolwich in May 2013  Men in the Cities is a compelling piece about harm and complicity, and about the forces that shape our relationships. Through fractured snapshots of seemingly disconnected lives, Men in the Cities presents a challenging but radically humane portrait of how we live now.

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Oberon Books (2014) >>>    978-1783191673

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experimental storytelling - Gay, theme/character full length

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Monkey Bars

Monkey Bars
"When you're a child you don't really think. . . cos you like to live like a child. Doesn't really seem you're just going to be an adult. Like time flies by and you just want. . . to, like, stay as a child, but you just enjoy things, the way it goes." 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. Monkey Bars is a revelatory verbatim show that is funny, touching and endlessly surprising. Dialogues by Karl James

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written by Chris Goode And Company with dialogues originated by Karl James

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Unicorn Theatre

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Oberon Books (2012) >>>    978-1849434690

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TYA 75 min

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Napoleon In Exile

Synopsis:
a nameless man tries to recover his memory; a defeated emperor struggles to suppress his. . . .But what has Napoleon got up his sleevies?

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cpt Company

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Play/Drama

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Neutrino

Synopsis:
Love, coincidence and sub-atomic physics

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devised by company with Chris Goode

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Unlimited Theatre

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Nine Days Crazy

Synopsis:
takes its inspiration from an unlikely source - the madcap capering of disgruntled Elizabethan actor 'l'homas Kemp. after a row with his colleague, William Shakespeare, Kemp undertook to morris dance his merry way from London to Norwich in nine clays in an attempt to outshine 'Hamlet', which was opening at the same time. Four hundred years later, a similarly disgruntled Goode decides the actor's life is not for him and over a pint or ten accepts a bet for ten whole english pounds to recreate Kemp's journey.

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Rada Studios (Formely Drill Hall Arts Centre)    10 Jul 2004

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Genre:
romantic comedy - Gay, theme/character full length

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Past the Line, Between the Land

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A devised-piece collaboration between director Goode, film-maker Charlie Phillips, installation artist Emily Orley and more than a dozen writers.

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Puckerlips

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Edinburgh Fringe Festival    1997

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Sisters

Synopsis:
Improvisatory piece, where the actors are prompted by random cues, games and sheer whim to riff on the themes of Checkhov's play.
- Caroline McGinn, Time Out London

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Original Playwright - Anton Chekhov (Three Sisters)

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Headlong Theatre

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Six Characters In Search Of An Author

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adapted from Luigi Pirandello in A version by Chris Goode And Ben Power

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Headlong Theatre

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Speed Death Of the Radiant Child

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the piece is emotionally raw and suffused with an almost religous intensity. Watching it is like feeling the protective layers of skin being peeled from your body to reveal the bloody wounds beneath.
- Lyn Gardner, Guardian

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Stand

Synopsis:
Real life stories of courage and conscience from Oxford residents who stood up for something, or someone, they believed in. Part of the 2014 Radical Thinking season.

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Chris Goode and Company

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Gay, theme/character full length

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We Must Perform A Quirkafleeg!

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Uses the setting of the home itself to explore the transitory nature of human existence, the clutter we accumulate, the desire to nest, the people and things we miss when they vanish from our lives, the fantastical mating habits of the blue-footed booby and the one thing you would save if your house was burning down.
Lyn Gardner, Guardian

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Your Home, London    2006

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Signal to Noise

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Weaklings

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At a web site dedicated to the work of a cult novelist and his personal obsessions, fans gather to interact with their hero - and each other. In this delirious space where identity is slippery and ideas are everything, an anarchic virtual community of queer punks and lonely teens, paranoid artists and wannabe slaves, forms and endlessly re-forms, until it's hard to know what's scarier: that a lot of what happens here isn't really real - or that some of it is. Inspired by and loosely based on the notorious blog of writer and artist Dennis Cooper, Weaklings disorientingly blurs fiction and documentary, fact and fantasy, to create a compelling portrait of people on the edge, finding a strange refuge together in dangerous times.

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Fierce Festival. Co-commissioned by Theatre in the Mill

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Weepie

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"Pay attention to my heart! Good advice, but it comes too late for the protagonists of Chris Goode's quaintly original two-hander. the play improbably - but successfully - entwines two stories: one of two young men who were imprisoned for life for a motiveless murder, the other of a 12th-century mystic, Mary of Oignies, who was noted for her visions and ecstatic weeping. It is a highly unusual 90 minutes, baffling and bewildering by turns, but also bewitching as it charts the dangers of loving too little and the pain of loving too much. the action cuts quickly between the SaS-style preparations of the youngsters, edsel and his protege Petrel, for their mission to find and "kill a pimp", and a TV-style interview with the mystic. This makes considerable demands upon the actors, Tom Lyall and Greg McLaren, who play interviewer and mystic with the same accomplished ease with which they inhabit the eager young killers. the latter pair, you suspect, would be considerably less dangerous if they would only direct their murderous impulses into love and sexual consummation. edsel's denial, however, leads inexorably to Petrel's shocking act of violence. ", Guardian

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Roman Eagle Lodge - Edinburgh    1997

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Where You Stand

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Queer Up North has teamed up with Development Lab at Theatre in the Mill to lay down an artistic gauntlet. As we ask ourselves what `queer' might mean in 2010, we've commissioned three leading experimental theatre makers and challenged them to create short pieces that capture their own personal take on `queer'. All three are performed together for two nights only. Part of the Queer Up North commissioning programme funded by The Foyle Foundation. Co-commissioned by Queer Up North and Development Lab. Where You Stand - How is your sense of who you are shaped by where you find yourself? Where You Stand is a cross between a performance, a poem and a puzzle, exploring ideas around (dis)orientation - both sexual and spatial. Chris Goode is a writer and theatre-maker who created the much-loved storytelling show The Adventures of Wound Man and Shirley in last year's festival. Where You Stand is a companion piece to Who You Are, which Chris recently made for Tate Modern. High Speed Impact. Test Number One - This is just a story about some things that happened to me once. It was all true. At least I think it's true at the moment. There'll be some stuff about aeroplanes. Most of the stories involve aeroplanes at some point. We'll have to see where it goes. Chris Thorpe is a writer and performer from Manchester. As well as devising and performing Unlimited Theatre, Third Angel and others, he also writes plays and screenplays, and sometimes radio drama for the BBC. He is currently working on a new book of solo pieces called Eating Wasps. It's All About the Full Stops - Jogelen: to entertain by performing tricks. That's exactly what Rachael will be trying to do in this one-woman piece; trying to keep everything together, all the balls in the air and not end up with egg on her face. Rachael Walton is co-Artistic Director of Third Angel, a company making projects in theatre, live art, video, photography, visual art and on the internet. They regularly tour both here and abroad but are proud to be from Sheffield and have made work there for the last 15 years with many extraordinary people.

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Part of "Three"

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