We are delighted that Lucy Roslyn’s new play, ‘Goody’ will be presented as an Edinburgh Festival preview on Friday 28th and Saturday 29th July 2017. ’Goody’ is a striking and darkly funny exploration of the extraordinary, heart-breaking world of performing apes and the humans who live with them, love them and break them.
1934, Dustbowl America. Backstage at the travelling circus, the complex relationship between one man and his performing chimpanzee is revealed. 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? The chimpanzee is our closest biological relative, capable of laughter and loyalty, frustration and rage, love and war.