Performing apes and their humans are centre of Goody by Lucy Roslyn

Goody a new play by Lucy Roslyn comes to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Lucy Roslyn’s new play, Goody, winner of Les Enfants Terribles ‘Greenwich Partnership Award’ 2017, will be presented at the Edinburgh Festival.

Goody is a striking and darkly funny exploration of the extraordinary, heart-breaking world of performing apes and the humans who live with them, love them and break them.

1934, Dustbowl America. Backstage at the travelling circus, the complex relationship between one man and his performing chimpanzee is revealed. Marooned in a world she does not comprehend, Goody finds comfort with her only companion – her trainer Frances. How do they communicate? How do they cohabit? Who is in control?

Goody is a play about communication – how you can struggle to communicate, how your body language may betray you, and how you may choose to interpret a moment.

Goody features Lucy Roslyn as Goody and Jesse Rutherford as Frances and is directed by Jamie Firth.

After the success of their award-winning first play The State vs John Hayes, BoonDog Theatre have bveen developing an interlinked series of plays, all set within the same 1930’s US travelling circus – the plays look at the circus community and how the performers came to be there.

All profits from the Edinburgh run of Goody will be spent ‘adopting’ Chimpanzees that BoonDog studied for research at an ape sanctuary.

Goody will play at the Pleasance Courtyard (Beside) from 2nd August at 14:15 (not 15th) and is suitable for ages 14+


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