Presented by Chris Goode & Company and Oxford Playhouse

Fri 15-Sun 17 May

What makes a person take a stand? Is it the sudden impulse of a single moment, or one small part of a lifelong commitment?

What makes a person elect to stand up and be counted? And would you do the same?

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

Six people who chose to act; and six actors, telling their stories in their own words. Stories about justice and sustainability, about friendship and risk, about bravery and kindness. Extraordinary moments from everyday life. STAND is a moving, inspiring celebration of the power of people to change their corner of the world.

Chris Goode returns to Mayfest after 2013’s The Forest and the Field, and 2012’s Open House.

BSL interpreted performance 15 May, 8pm

A theatre-maker of infinite talent and infinite compassion… up there with the very best.  Lyn Gardner, The Guardian on Chris Goode



Chris Goode & Company is a collaboration between lead artist Chris Goode, producer Ric Watts, writer and critic Maddy Costa, and a fluid evolving ensemble of makers, designers and performers with a group of associate artists at its core. We make theatre. We tell stories. And we think out loud about who we all are.


Tickets will be available to buy from Bristol Old Vic Box Office or online up until two hours before the show is due to start. Following this, tickets will be available to buy on the door (cash only) subject to availability. 

(Fyfe Hall ) The Trinity Centre
Start Date
May 15, 2015
End Date
May 17, 2015
8pm (Fri and Sat), 4pm (Sun)
Running Time
75 mins
Age Guidance
Box Office Number
0117 987 7877
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