The Guardian described him as "British theatre’s greatest maverick talent”. Playwright, actor, stage director, musician and adaptor of theatrical texts, the content and style of Goode's writing and delivery is full of impact and intrigue. His unique and unclassifiable style of storytelling connects and alienates in disturbingly equal measures.
He has won four Edinburgh Festival Fringe First Awards for his works "Men in the Cities", "Monkey Bars", "Kiss of Life" and "Neutrino", as well as the Headlong / Gate New Directions Award for its radical version of the work "Sisters" by Chekhov. His acclaimed adaptation for the theater of Derek Jarman's iconic “Jubilee” film, on occasion of its 40th anniversary, placed the work in the context of the social and political turmoil of 2017. His works demonstrate his great commitment to LGBTQ + artists and audiences and to under-heard communities both in the UK and beyond.
Among other plays that will feature in the staged reading of fragments of Chris’s works on 2nd March at the Teatro de la Abadía is "Men in the Cities", an incendiary piece of experimental storytelling about harm, complicity and the forces that shape our relationships. The work made a huge impact on critics and audiences and turned him into one of the UK’s strongest and most thought-provoking storytellers.
The audience attending next week’s staged reading will have the good fortune to see Chris himself perform fragments from his play.
Open to the public, the reading (moderated and simultaneously translated by Nacho Aldeguer and Luis Sorolla) will be followed by a Q&A with the playwright in which he’ll be discussing the vision and motivation behind his works before leading into a dialogue with the audience. More information here.
Chris’s work has been the focus of the latest workshop in the season “Play & Breakfast”, a programme of month-long monographic workshops offering arts professionals and theatre enthusiasts the opportunity to learn more in detail about the latest tendencies in British drama, organized in Madrid by Bella Batalla, Esto Podría Ser and the Teatro de la Abadía in collaboration with the British Council / New UK Drama.
The first part of the 2019/2020 season of “Play & Breakfast” has focused on the dramatists Bola Agbaje, Terry Johnson, Ella Hickson and Rory Mullarkey.
Coming soon: Alexi Kaye Campbell, Lucy Prebble and Patrick Marber.