Drink With a Chimp is based upon 18 months of research and close working with addicts in recovery at Spacious Places Recovery Centre in Leeds alongside original interview material with Dr Steve Peters, author of the bestselling book ‘The Chimp Paradox‘.
We have all got a part of ourselves that can run wild and cause chaos sometimes. Have you ever found yourself asking ‘why did I just do that?’ Sally is just the same, but she is also a drug addict… and if she can’t learn to control the wild creature inside of herself she is going to die.
“There is a sense that this company has got ‘under the skin’ to develop a play that has found both the misery of addiction and the communal hope – even joy – of those that are rediscovering dignity and self-worth. Those that literally have been given back their lives. … You don’t have to be an addict to recognise its relevance to all of our experiences.” – The Public Reviews