Chris Goode & Company is a collaboration between lead artist Chris Goode, producer Ric Watts, writer and critic Maddy Costa, and a fluid, evolving ensemble of makers, designers and performers with a group of associate artists at its core.
We make theatre. We tell stories. And we think out loud about who we all are.
We make theatre by creating welcoming spaces and interesting structures for something unexpected to happen in.
We tell stories in ways that are experimental and at the same time accessible and inclusive.
We think out loud about who we all are in the hope we can catch a glimpse of how we might live better together.
In our theatre our principal aim is to make space for unheard voices. We do this sometimes by talking to ordinary people about their lives, and using their words to make our work. We involve people who maybe don’t think of themselves as artists in the making of our work. We also recover and present lost or neglected work by artists whose lives and thoughts have led them to be marginalised or overlooked. And we create bold original work that represents queer, dissident, and politically nonconformist perspectives.
Chris Goode - Lead Artist
Chris Goode is a writer, director, performer and sound designer, who has been described as “one of the most exciting talents working in Britain today” (Guardian) and “an extremely highly regarded alternative theatre maker” (Time Out).
Maddy Costa – Critical Writer
Maddy Costa is a writer, critic and blogger who has worked alongside Chris Goode & Company since it was founded in 2011.
Ric Watts – Producer
Ric Watts is an independent producer based in Manchester, and is producer and co-founder of Chris Goode & Company.
Chris Goode & Company is a fluid, evolving ensemble of makers, designers and performers with a group of associate artists at its core. Our current associates are:
Angela Clerkin, Jo Clifford, Wendy Hubbard, James Lewis, Pauline Mayers, Jamie Wood
Chris Goode & Company also has an advisory board who support and champion the company’s work:
Lilli Geissendorfer, Wendy Hubbard, Judith Knight, Emma Stenning, Martin Sutherland