Keep Breathing

Produced by

Theatre Royal Plymouth
Created with the support of London Word Festival

Written by

Chris Goode


In this new piece of evolving, gently interactive documentary storytelling, Chris Goode looks at what can be found, said and shared in the space of a breath: nitrogen, oxygen and argon; love, laughter and longing; hopes, ideas, testimony.

Keep Breathing starts from an invitation made via the internet to individuals all over the world, to speak to an audience of strangers. They can say anything, on any topic, provided it can be spoken in one breath. Through their offerings, a network gradually becomes revealed, connecting performer, authors and audience, locally and globally.

A continuation of Chris’s work exploring big ideas in intimate formats, Keep Breathing takes you on an emotional and intellectual journey that’s beguiling, immersive, and full of the rhythms of life


Theatre Royal Plymouth
Wednesday 16th – Saturday 26th November 2011


“Like life itself, the show will constantly evolve as new people contribute and collaborate”
The Guardian

“A startlingly simple idea, but beautifully executed and, at times, intensively moving”
Western Morning News


Chris Goode

Creative Team

Director, Actor, Sound Designer
Chris Goode

Kristina Hjelm
Lighting Designer

Naomi Dawson
Set, Props & Costume Designer