2nd Aug 2017 - 28th Aug 2017

Beside - Pleasance Courtyard


Suitable for ages 14 and above


Winner of Les Enfants Terribles Greenwich Partnership Award 2017.

1934, Dustbowl 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.


Accessible Performances

Saturday 26th August - Captioned

Important information:

Performance contains strong language.

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"Worth seeing for any fans of intense, complex, human drama, Goody is a brutal display of animal cruelty and human compassion." "As we watch Frances, the fragile and occasionally vicious trainer, attempt to prepare his performing partner, Goody, we are treated to two of the finest performances at the Fringe"
4 stars
Broadway Baby
"a timeless story, fantastically well told by BoonDog Theatre, and is a show I would happily see again, and would highly recommend to anybody."
5 stars
"Roslyn is, quite simply, breathtaking." "simultaneously life-affirming and heart-wrenching"
4 stars
Theatre Bubble
"... carried off with outstanding, versatile performances, it proves a masterclass in character drama."
4 stars
The 730 Review
"... a hidden gem of the 2017 Fringe season." "quite simply awe-inspiring and something which must be seen to be believed."
4 stars


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