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GOD/HEAD by Chris Goode & Company FINAL WEEK

by Chris Goode & Company

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?
"one of the most exciting talents working in Britain today" The Guardian

  • British Sign Language
  • Tue 21 Feb – Sat 10 Mar, 7:45pm

Venue: Upstairs

Please note that, regrettably, the upstairs theatre is not currently accessible for wheelchair users.

So there’s 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...

There’s 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.

BSL interpreted performance by Jeni Draper Thursday 8 March.

"one of the most exciting talents working in Britain today" The Guardian

"...This is a masterfully articulated piece about a mystifying confrontation beyond one man’s scope and how he attempts to process it all... and by the end are left with a wondrous high of our very own". Andres Ordorica, What's On The Fringe *****

"...This production is one which offers a refreshingly honest take on the nature of belief, and a totally absorbing discussion which will leave you blind-sided and wanting more... More please." Everything Theatre *****

"...We are immersed in Goode's ambient sounds which blend seamlessly around his narrative, floating through the venue, adding an enigmatic atmosphere to Goode's own struggle with understanding his one sudden experience of God." James Buxton, Theatre Reviews London  *****

"...Always humble, always thoughtful and very brave." Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

"...A bold and original undertaking leaving plenty of food for thought." Dave Jordan, What's On Stage.

  • Tue 21 Feb, 7:45pm
  • Wed 22 Feb, 7:45pm
  • Thu 23 Feb, 7:45pm
  • Fri 24 Feb, 7:45pm
  • Sat 25 Feb, 7:45pm
  • Tue 28 Feb, 7:45pm
  • Wed 29 Feb, 7:45pm
  • Thu 1 Mar, 7:45pm
  • Fri 2 Mar, 7:45pm
  • Sat 3 Mar, 7:45pm
  • Tue 6 Mar, 7:45pm
  • Wed 7 Mar, 7:45pm
  • Thu 8 Mar, 7:45pm
  • Fri 9 Mar, 7:45pm
  • Sat 10 Mar, 7:45pm

Additional information

 

Chris will be joined on stage each night by a different Guest each night. 

Sat 10 March's Guest will be NICOLA CONIBERE
Nicola Conibere is a choreographer and also writes about performance, partly in the context of a Phd but also in Dance Theatre Journal. Her work explores the role of the body in performance with particular interest in ideas about spectatorship and theatricality. These performances have come in the shape of durational installations as well as staged theatre pieces and have been shown in theatres and gallery spaces including Nottingham Contemporary, Laban, Royal Opera House, The Place, Déda, Siobhan Davies Studios and the National Theatre Studios, all in the UK. Nicola is also an Associate Artist at Nottingham based agency Dance4 (www.dance4.co.uk). Nicola is currently collaborating with some fantastic artists to create a new piece called Practice which will be shown from March 2012; more information about this and her other work can be found at www.nicolaconibere.com.
 

Presented by Ovalhouse and Theatre in The Mill
Created with the support of Schtanhaus; Judith E. Wilson Drama Studio, University of Cambridge; and the Jerwood Space.

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