Infinite Lives


    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.



    Available for touring. To book any of our productions please contact Kerrie Burke-Avery, Producer, on 0117 963 0963 or email

    RUNNING TIME 1hr 10 (no interval)
    ORIGINAL VENUE Brewery Theatre

    Cast & Creative

    Creative team

    Director – Nik Partridge
    Designer – Rosanna Vize
    Animation and Projection – Alex Wright
    Sound Designer – Timothy X Atack
    Lighting Designer – Anna Barrett


    John – Ray Scannell
    Carlos – Murilo Leite



    Playing with ideas of reality and illusion and privacy and exposure, and exploring loneliness and depression with a bleak, painfully honest bravado, Chris Goode’s play is like a beautiful thorn. It keeps on pricking at something already tender as it exposes the way we live now and our increasing feelings of disconnection in a connected world

    The Guardian

    Timothy X Atack’s sountrack and Alex Wright’s digital projections blend a contemporary digital world with something more retro and tongue-in-cheek, the endearing bleeping of the ZX Spectrum


    A raw honest new play about chat-room addiction, Chris Goode’s Infinite Lives is a play that needs to be seen

    Whats on Stage

    The disjuncture between flesh and pixel which lies at the heart of our contemporary malaise comes across very strongly in his performance and in Chris Goode’s text, which manages to be both serious and light

    The Arts Desk

    Infinite Lives is wonderfully affecting – simple in its delivery, effective in its outcome

    Bristol 24/7