ISBN: 9781783191673
Binding: PaperBack

Men in the Cities

Chris Goode


Winner of a Scotsman Fringe First Award 2014

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 – 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.

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ISBN13 9781783191673
Binding PaperBack


'I need to know how you feel about Men in the Cities. I’m going to need you to see it, and I’m going to need your opinion on it...I need to know if it made you cry, and how it made you cry – which bit of it precisely made you cry. Whether you left the theatre feeling stronger, or weaker, whether you left the theatre angry or galvanised or both. I hope you found it funny, because I think it’s extremely, sometimes extraordinarily, funny. I’m sure some bits of it hurt, because I think some bits of it are almost unbearably painful...And what I’m telling you now is that it is very possible, as strange and rare as this might sound, that Men in the Cities is better than The Wind in the Willows.' Exeunt

Men in the Cities is, as you would expect from Goode, beautifully and often vigorously written.’ Guardian

‘A moving monologue that connects and alienates in disturbingly equal measures. The content and style of Goode’s writing and delivery is full of impact and intrigue. Through the clarity of his depictions of the frustrations and confusions of our life today, he displays a beautifully balanced mind that in itself is a shard of hope. Worth seeing for that alone.’ Edinburgh Guide

'Chris Goode has carved himself in a position of undeniable envy as one of the countries strongest and thought-provoking storytellers…It’s the ability of Goode to find detail in the everyday minutiae that transcends this from any ordinary piece of storytelling, his attention to detail is second to none.’ The Public Reviews

‘This is a masterly piece, beautifully observed.’ Financial Times