Going Ape - Union Theatre

London theatre news: Friday 14 February 2020

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This April, Dance Attic Studios transfers its in-house produced show Going Ape!, which challenges religion and science by bringing together various "first" humans.
Going Ape at The Union Theatre

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Written by Andrew Corbet Bucher and directed by Evan Ensign, Dance Attic Studios in-house produced show Going Ape! will be getting a run at the Union Theatre from 7 to 18 April 2020 (with press night on April 19).

The production challenges both science and religion by bringing together various "first" humans.

Having been expelled from the Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve have set up home in a woodland where they await the arrival of their son, Cain.

Banished for killing his brother Abel, Cain fetches up at his parents' home with his new girlfriend Lucy, or Australopithicus Afarensis, the earliest example of a human walking semi-upright!

Playwright Andrew Corbet Bucher is director of Dance Attic Studios, and also wrote last year's piece 'Isolated Incident'.

Dance Attic provides rehearsal space for the entertainment industry as well as dance classes for the budding amateur.

Director Evan Ensign is an American director/associate director/resident director who has been living in the UK for eight years.

He has substantial Broadway, West End and touring theatre experience in the UK and US, with recent credits including Rent (Worklight Productions, US Tour), Wrong Songs for Christmas (National Theatre), Avenue Q (Misi Produciones, Bogota) and resident director of The Phantom of the Opera (West End) in 2016-17.

Show listing information


Adam and Eve, who lived for 900 years, after their expulsion from the Garden of Eden are both waiting for the arrival of their eldest son Cain, dropping in for a short visit to break the monotony of his homeless wandering life ... a life sentence imposed on him by God for killing his brother Abel.

But Cain brings with him a woman he's met in Africa.

She is Australopithecus Afarensis, the earliest known woman.

As Cain's girlfriend is introduced to the family it soon becomes clear that they are destined to put on the first show on earth …. GOING APE.


Author: Andrew Corbet Burcher
Director: Evan Ensign


The Union Theatre
229 Union Street


From: Tuesday 7 April 2020

Closes: Saturday 18 April 2020


Standard: £20

Concessions: £15

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