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CHRIS GOODE is a writer, director and performer and together with producer Ric Watts he now leads Chris Goode and Company. His unique and diverse body of work has been seen in a variety of venues, ranging from the Sydney Opera House and the Tate Modern to the most experimental spaces on the London fringe, as well as an acclaimed series of productions for home performance. An award winning artist, his The Adventures of Wound Man and Shirley was the talk of the Edinburgh festival in 2011, and returned in 2012 to present Monkey Bars

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Jo Clifford & Chris Goode

Eve tells the story of a child raised as a boy, when she knew all along that was wrong. That child grew up to be one of the 10 Outstanding Women in Scotland in 2017.

With trans rights again under threat, legendary playwright, performer, father and grandmother Jo Clifford tells a story both gentle and passionate, intimate and political, to remind us that the journey towards our real selves is one we all need to make. Wherever it leads us.

Cast : 1F
Oberon Books, UK | 978-1-78682-269-7 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ only | PB
Monkey Bars
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Monkey Bars

Chris Goode

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. 

Cast : 3F, 3M
Oberon Books, UK | 978-1-84943-469-0 | Sales: Australia/NZ only | PB
The Forest and the Field
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The Forest and the Field

Changing Theatre in a Changing World

Chris Goode

The Forest and the Field is a polemical thinking-through of the whole concept of theatre as a ‘space’, and a politically motivated exploration of how, and where, that theatrical space meets the real world that surrounds and suffuses it.

The book begins by demolishing the notion of the ‘empty space’ and drawing careful and suggestive distinctions between ‘space’ and ‘place’. It moves on to consider how the body – of the actor, or of the spectator – is read within the theatrical encounter, and how meaning is created in the turbulent movement of signs between performer and audience. Finally it interrogates the wider relationship between theatre and its ‘outside’, culminating in an attempt to answer the familiar question of whether theatre can change the world – and, if it can, how it might.

Oberon Books, UK | 978-1-84943-475-1 | Sales Rights: Australia/NZ | PB