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Chris Goode & Company is an award-winning theatre and performance company creating hospitable spaces for radical encounters and revelatory conversations.

Since our inception in 2011, our critically acclaimed shows have included Men in the CitiesMonkey BarsJubileeMirabel, and The Adventures of Wound Man and Shirley.

In an increasingly fraught political atmosphere, we have a particular commitment to LGBTQ+ artists and audiences, and to under-heard communities across the UK and further afield.

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July 2020: #WhatWords

Our online anthology has now been live for over thirteen weeks! Curated and performed by Chris during lockdown, the collection celebrates texts from across the territories of poetry, performance, art and music, questioning why some works are allowed a public life over others.

#WhatWords episodes are released daily, Monday to Saturday, available via Soundcloud here.

 

June 2020: Mirabel

Everyday this week we will be releasing episodes of our new audio production.  Adapted from the 2018 storytelling show, this adaptation features original music by Chris Goode, alongside sound design by Matt Padden.

Subscribe to our audio productions here and listen to Episode 1 by clicking on the link below.

 

June 2020: new trailer released for the audio production of Mirabel.

Mirabel is adapted from the 2018 storytelling show co-produced by Chris Goode & Company and Ovalhouse (now Brixton House). Reimagined for audio by Chris Goode, the creator of the award winning Men in the Cities, this limited series also features the Offie-nominated sound design of Matt Padden.

Mirabel will be released in daily episodes, Monday 22 - Friday 26 June 2020.

Listen here

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June 2020: new work and new recruits announced!

A new audio production of Mirabel will be released later this month.

Chris welcomes Penny Saward as Managing Producer and David Micklem as Chair of the Board of Chris Goode & Company.

#WhatWords 50th episode is released.

Read the update from Chris in full here.

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April 2020: Thompson's Live Lockdown Special!! Season Six concludes with Chris responding to questions and provocations from former guests: Tanuja Amarasuriya, Jo Bannon, Karen Christopher, Tim Crouch, David Eldridge, Natalie Ibu, Eve Leigh, Andy Smith, Simon Stephens, Paula Varjack and Toyah Willcox. Listen to all episodes now here or subscribe via your usual apps.

Chris joins Dan Rebellato for his series Playwrights In Lockdown available to watch now here.

#WhatWords our new online anthology project has begun! Curated and performed by Chris, new episodes will be released daily. Listen here.

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March 2020: The new series of Thompson's Live has landed! Listen to the latest episode of Chris's long-running podcast series here, or subscribe via your usual apps.

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September 2019: Hear Chris talking to Rebecca Atkinson-Lord on The Legacy Tapes podcast, hosted by Exeunt.

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September 2019: Thank you to our audiences for What Is The Word at Camden People's Theatre. It was a delight to share these rare and unusual texts with you all.

We hope to bring you more What Is The Word soon, but in the meantime, enjoy this post from Chris on his fascination with language.