CORONAVIRUS: 22Feb21 UpdateAll UK venues closed on 16th March 2020. After the Prime Minister's announcement it would appear that, subject to continued control of the virus, venues may re-open with social distancing and limits on audiences from 17th May. Social distancing restrictions may be removed from 21st June. We will continue to update our listings as much as possible to reflect the changes as/when they are reported.
When Turner Prize-winning artist Simon Dykes wakes up one morning after a wild night out, he finds his world has changed beyond recognition. His girlfriend, Sarah, has turned into a chimpanzee. And to his horror, so has everyone else. Immediately rushed to hospital, Simon is taken into the care of charismatic radical psychiatrist Zack Busner and treated for being under the psychotic delusion that he's human. Great Apes
is Will Self's hilarious, disturbing and dazzlingly original take on man's place in the evolutionary chain.Performers Donna Berlin, John Cummins, Bryan Dick, Ruth Everett, Ruth Lass, Vivienne Smith, Stephen Ventura.
Author Will Self. Producer Arcola Theatre. Adapted by Patrick Marmion. Director Oscar Pearce. Design Sarah Beaton. Lighting Matt Haskins. Sound Daniel Balfour. Director Jonnie Riordan (movement director). Stage Manager Catherine Cooper. Stage Manager Sophie Macfadyen (assistant). Costume Kate Hemstock. Director Tom Espiner (puppets). Design Maia Kirkman-Richards. Other Peter Elliott (Chimp Consultant).
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