Wed 05 – Sat 15 February 8.15pm (no show Sun or Mon)


Opening night All tickets £6

Thu 06, Tue 11 – Thu 13 February All tickets £8

Fri 07 – Sat 08 & Fri 14 – Sat 15 February Full £12 / Concession £9

Running time approx. 1hr

Age recommendation 14+ Contains adult themes, strong language and explicit sexual references.

Written by Chris Goode

Directed by Nik Partridge


This February, Tobacco Factory Theatres presents the first full scale production of Chris Goode’s Infinite Lives,

directed by Director in Residence at Tobacco Factory Theatres, Nik Partridge, who works with the theatre this year

following receipt of a BBC Performing Arts Fund Theatre Fellowship.


Written by the critically acclaimed Chris Goode, Infinite Lives is an erotic, numerical and technological journey into a

world which is increasingly using the virtual to define itself.


So you fall to your death.

But you don’t die.

You just come back to life and you’re falling.

You’re falling and dying and coming back to life and falling.

And you’ll never die.

You have infinite lives.


John’s cat died a year ago. Now he’s quit his job and is trying, somewhat unsuccessfully, to write his new gay science fiction novel. He’s also become obsessed with an internet chatroom model. Called Carlos. He thinks. As the bitstreams of data fly past and reality becomes ever harder to define, John is forced to question how much he is still in control of his own life.


Chris Goode is the award winning writer of shows including The Adventures of Wound Man and Shirley, Hippo World

Guest Book and Monkey Bars. Like much of Goode’s work, Infinite Lives is hauntingly poetic; it explores what it

means to be lonely in an age when we have more means to connect with each other than ever before.


“One of the most exciting talents working in Britain today” The Guardian on Chris Goode “An extremely highly regarded theatre maker” Time Out on Chris Goode


Director Nik Partridge is a Bristol Old Vic Theatre School graduate and is Director in Residence at Tobacco Factory

Theatres this year as part of the BBC Performing Arts Fund Theatre Fellowship 2013.


“A director of real promise” Simon Stephens, Olivier Award-winning playwright on Nik Partridge


The BBC Performing Arts Fund has, over the course of its 10 year history, contributed over £4 million to the UK’s

performing arts sector, through its annual awards of grants for theatre, dance and music. Funding, which in part

comes from incidental revenue accumulated on telephone voting lines on programmes like The Voice and Strictly

Come Dancing, reaches both performers at the very start of their careers and people who have not previously

received support.


This year 19 Theatre Fellowships have been granted, Nik Partridge’s award being one of them, with each placement

receiving £10,000 of funding. Fellowships will be completed over the course of the next year, receiving mentoring,

training, development and networking opportunities. Nik will spend the next year working with Tobacco Factory

Theatres as Director in Residence, on various different projects, the first of which is his direction of Chris Goode’s

Infinite Lives.


“I’m thrilled that Tobacco Factory Theatres is producing the first professional production of Chris Goode’s Infinite

Lives. Not only is it always wonderful to work with such an exceptionally interesting writer as Chris Goode, I am

also delighted that we are able to offer such a significant opportunity to Nik Partridge. Nik is a young and very

talented director who we have had our eye on for a while and we’ll be working with him over the next year with

the help of the BBC.” Ali Robertson, Director, Tobacco Factory Theatres


Infinite  Lives  will  be  designed  by  Rosanna  Vize,  Bristol  Old  Vic  Theatre  School  graduate  and  a  2013  Linbury  Prize

finalist.  Writer  and  Sound  Designer,  Timothy  X  Atack,  known  for  his  work  with  Sleepdogs,  BBC  Radio  4,  Neil  Bartlett

and  Angel  Tech,  is  the  Sound  Designer,  and  original  animation  will  be  created  by  Alex  Wright,  a  member  of  Limbic

Cinema,  who  specialise  in  immersive  projection  environments.


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