Written by Lucy Roslyn
Starring Jesse Rutherford as Frances
Lucy Roslyn as Goody
Directed by Jamie Firth
Image by Paul Hancock
A BoonDog Theatre Production
Greenwich Theatre, London
Criterion Theatre, Coventry
Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh
Winner - Les Enfants Terribles Greenwich Partnership Award 2017
Dust Bowl America. Backstage at the travelling circus, we discover the complex relationship between one man and his performing chimpanzee.
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?
Lucy Roslyn's new play is a striking, darkly funny exploration of the extraordinary, heartbreaking world of performing apes and the humans who live with them, love them and break them.
MUST SEE SHOW "Wonderfully directed, written, acted and staged. See this show and see your own humanity." Fringe Review
★★★★★ "A timeless story, fantastically well told by BoonDog Theatre" EdFringe Review
★★★★ "... a hidden gem of the 2017 Fringe season. Goody is, at its very core, incredible theatre. I cannot recommend it highly enough." EdFringe Review
★★★★ "Two of the finest performances at the fringe... Goody is a brutal display of animal cruelty and human compassion" Broadway Baby
★★★★ "Lucy Roslyn’s performance as eponymous chimp (Goody) is among the most astute and well-observed performances I have seen in recent years... A masterclass in character drama." 730 Review
★★★★ "Roslyn is, quite simply, breathtaking... a wonderful double-act that is simultaneously life-affirming and heart-wrenching." Theatre Bubble