Men In The Cities
Following sold out performances at the Royal Court in July 2014 and receiving a Fringe First for the Edinburgh run in August 2014, Chris Goode returns with his award-winning one-man show for a two week run in the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs.
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.
Written and performed by Fringe First winner (2014) Chris Goode, directed by Wendy Hubbard with design by Naomi Dawson and lighting design by Katharine Williams.
A Chris Goode & Company production in association with Royal Court Theatre.
Chris Goode’s writing credits for the Royal Court include Men in the Cities. His other theatre credits include The Forest & The Field (Ovalhouse), Monkey Bars (Traverse/Unicorn Theatres), 9 (West Yorkshire Playhouse), Neutrino (Soho/International tour) and Kiss of Life (Pleasance/Drill Hall/Sydney Opera House). As an actor Chris’ credits include The Author (Royal Court & International Tour). Chris received the Headlong/Gate New Directions Award for _…Sisters (Gate).
Wendy’s directing credits for theatre include The Adventures of Wound Man and Shirley (Pleasance/ National Tour), God/Head (Oval House/Theatre in the Mill), Kiss of Life (Sydney Opera House), …Sisters (The Gate) and Speed Death of the Radiant Child (The Drum/Theatre Royal Plymouth).
Wendy’s co-directed The Pink Bits_ (Riverside Studios) and was the winner of the Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust Award (2004).
Age guidance 16+
Running time: 90 mins (no interval)
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