25-29 February 2020
THE GOAT or WHO IS SYLVIA?
Acclaimed New York architect Martin Gray has it all – fame, fortune, the happiest of marriages to Stevie, and a wonderful 17-year-old son, Billy. But he's hiding a BIG secret!
And everything changes when Martin confesses to his best friend 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 switches between laugh-out-loud comedy and full-blown 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."
Bryan Bounds plays Martin, Pick Me Up regular Susannah Baines is Stevie, Will Fealy is Billy, and Mick Liversidge is best friend Ross. The Goat is directed by Mark Hird with set design by Robert Readman.
Contains adult themes and strong language. Suggested minimum age 15