Great Apes

Great Apes

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.

This raucous new stage adaptation from Patrick Marmion (The Divided Laing) mixes razor-sharp language with movement and puppetry, journeying into the mystery of what it means to be a human being.

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By:
Will Self, adapted by Patrick Marmion
Director:
Oscar Pearce
Lighting:
Matt Haskins
Sound:
Daniel Balfour
Design:
Sarah Beaton
Choreography:
Jonnie Riordan
Costume:
Kate Hemstock
Cast list:
Donna Berlin, John Cummins, Bryan Dick, Ruth Everett, Ruth Lass, Vivienne Smith, Stephen Ventura
Great Apes Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
Thursday, 15 March, 2018
Opening date: 
Monday, 19 March, 2018
Available from: 
Tuesday, 24 April, 2018
Closes: 
Saturday, 21 April, 2018
Booking to: 
Saturday, 21 April, 2018

Arcola Theatre

Address:
24 Ashwin Street, London E8 3DL
Venue Box Office:
020 7503 1646
Nearest tube:
West Finchley / Woodside Park

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