Framed by two violent deaths - the apparently inexplicable suicide of a young gay man, and the murder of Drummer Lee Rigby outside the Royal Artillery Barracks in Woolwich in May 2013 - Men in the Cities is a compelling piece about harm and complicity, and about the forces that shape our relationships. Through fractured snapshots of seemingly disconnected lives, Men in the Cities presents a challenging but radically humane portrait of how we live now.
"When you're a child you don't really think...cos you like to live like a child. Doesn't really seem you're just going to be an adult. Like time flies by and you just want...to, like, stay as a child, but you just enjoy things, the way it goes. Award-winning writer Chris Goode asked over seventy young children to talk about their lives. In Monkey Bars, their words are spoken by adults - playing adults in adult situations. A revelatory verbatim show that's funny, touching and endlessly surprising."