25-29 February 2020
THE GOAT or WHO IS SYLVIA?
World-famous American architect Martin Gray would appear to have it all. He's at the peak of his profession; he's happily married to Stevie, the only woman he's ever loved; their gay son Billy is close to them, and together they make a perfect family.
And Martin can always rely on his lifelong best friend Ross, a TV personality who's coming round to record an interview to mark Martin's 50th birthday.
But everything changes when Martin confesses to Ross that he's having an affair ... with a goat.
Edward Albee's The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? was a big hit with audiences when it opened on Broadway in 2002 – and went on to win the Tony Award for Best Play, 40 years after Albee won the same award for Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
The play moves from laugh-out-loud comedy to Greek tragedy as Stevie, Billy and Ross struggle to deal with Martin's revelations.
Albee said: "The play is about love, and loss, the limits of our tolerance and who, indeed, we really are. All I ask of an audience is that they leave their prejudices in the cloakroom ... and later — at home — imagine themselves as being in the predicament the play examines and coming up with useful, if not necessarily comfortable, responses."
Contains adult themes and strong language. Suggested minimum age 15