CHRIS GOODE AND COMPANY: STAND

Chris Goode and Company: STAND

The Arches presents

Chris Goode and Company: STAND

A Chris Goode & Company and Oxford Playhouse co-production. Supported by Arts Council England

Sun 7 Jun 2015 | 7.30pm (75 mins) | £14/£10 (+£1.50 online-only TF) | 14+ (under-16s must be accompanied by an adult)

Was it a split second decision, or a cause that’s haunted you for decades?

An act of bravery, or something ‘anybody would do’?

Was it forgotten as quickly as it happened, or do you think about it years later?

Who did you stand up for, and what made you do it?

Oxford Playhouse and Chris Goode and Company present STAND, real life stories of courage and conscience from Oxford residents who stood up for something, or someone, they believed in.

In STAND, six activists – or at least, six people from Oxford who have chosen to act – take the stage and step in to the spotlight, portrayed by six actors: and the ideas to which they are devoted could hardly be bigger or more important.

They’re ideas about how we make for ourselves a better, more sustainable future; how we live more equitably alongside those with whom we share our planet; how we protect from harm the places that tell us who we are; how we build our families and communities and raise our kids to have an instinct for bravery and kindness.

And, most importantly perhaps, how we keep moving forward in the face of greed and corruption, and our own doubt and fear.

A Chris Goode & Company and Oxford Playhouse co-production. Supported by Arts Council England.

This performance is for audiences aged 14+. Under-16s must be accompanied by an adult.