Chris Goode & Company in association with Royal Court Theatre


  • 19 November 2015 - 21 November 2015
  • The Studio

Framed by two violent deaths - the apparently inexplicable suicide of a young gay man and the murder of Drummer Lee Rigby outside the Royal Artillery Barracks in Woolwich in May 2013 - this is an incendiary piece of experimental story telling from Chris Goode “a theatre maker of infinite talent and infinite compassion” (The Guardian).

MEN IN THE CITIES is a compelling piece about harm and complicity, and about the forces that shape our relationships. Through fractured snapshots of seemingly disconnected lives, MEN IN THE CITIES presents a challenging but radically humane portrait of how we live now.

4 black stars on white background from Time Out, The Scotsman, Financial Times & The Telegraph.

“... a fractious, mesmerising tale of men experiencing various kinds of crisis... Goode is a consummate teller of stories...” The Telegraph

  • Event Information
  • VENUE: The Studio

    PERFORMANCE DATES & TIMES: Thursday 19 - Saturday 21 November 2015, all performances 7.30pm

    Standard Tickets £12
    Concessions £10


    BOOK TICKETS: Box Office: 0161 833 9833 / online

    RUNNING TIME: Approx. 85 mins (no interval)

  • Creative Team
  • Written and performed by Chris Goode
    Director: Wendy Hubbard
    Designer: Naomi Dawson
    Lighting: Katharine Williams
    Producer: Ric Watts

  • ★★★★
    'Has moments of such staggering potency that it feels like the air is on fire.'
    Time Out

    'A fractious, mesmerising tale... the piece builds, like a symphony, to a shattering emotional climax.'
    Daily Telegraph

    'This is a masterly piece, beautifully observed.'
    Financial Times

    'A complex, volatile, richly textured work about the radical possibilities of hope and change.'
    A Younger Theatre

    'An important, zeitgist-pricking piece from one of the UK's most interesting theatre-makers.'
    The Independent

    'He summons all of his creative power to the task of making something shapely, beautiful and vivid out of this diffuse stage poem for our time, which begins by drifting through the 21st century city of our minds, and reaches its climax in a terrifying urban howl of irretrievable pain and loss.'
    The Scotsman

    'Chris Goode's new show is exquisitely angry. Beautifully fucking furious. A throbbing red vein of humane, poetic rage'

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