In 1967, Roger Fouts, a psychology student, began to teach American Sign Language to a young chimpanzee called Washoe. Over thirty years their dialogue has continued - an incredible story of scientific and spiritual discovery. By sharing language, one of the great divides between man and animal has been bridged at a time when the last of the great apes are under threat of extinction. Acclaimed for their bold, visceral theatre productions, David Glass Ensemble present a moving meditation on our closest animal relatives and explore what it is to be human. Powerfully visual, funny and deeply affecting The Chimp That Spoke
is a remarkable tale of friendship, courage and compassion. Funded by Arts Council England. The Chimp That Spoke
follows Unheimlich Spine
, and is the second piece in the Ensemble's Body Cycle.Performers Cait Davis, Faroque Khan, Joy Merriman, Emily Mytton, Philip Pellow, Liam Steel.
Company David Glass Ensemble. Director David Glass. Design Ruth Finn. Lighting Ian Scott. Music Jonathan Cooper.