Bubo is a proud, strong and stoic gorilla. He is the pride of the Zoo. Its main attraction. Visitors come in waves to gaze upon his majesty and mystic.

But when a series of chilling events tarnish his unblemished reputation, drastic measures must be used to win back the public’s favour.

With a sultry new ad campaign and a cast of over-the-top characters, hilarity ensues as Bubo is pushed and pulled into an arena, he is not only ill-equipped for, but one that he never imagined he would shine so bright in.

“Roach himself could charm anyone, and his impish stage persona makes the artificial construct of a theatrical narrative flow as naturally as any of Alan Bennett’s seminal talking heads.” – Fringe Journal

“Gavin carried the audience through this intimate journey and exploration of masculinity filled with light-hearted and unrestrained humorous moments to deeply darker shades of experience with other human beings.” – OUTinPerth

Writer/Director: Gavin Roach

Lighting Designer: Isabella ‘Iz’ Zettl

Set Designer: Fernando Ulloa

Sound Designer: Anthony Jacobsen

Stage Manager: Lowana van Dorssen

Performers: Asher Griffith-Jones, Perri Cummings, Dax Carnay, Eleni Vettos, Jasper Jordan, Rupert Bevan and Christopher Trimarchi

Image by Ivan Jeldres


Access Information:

Visual rating 50%: Events are partly subtitled or include dialogue, background music and/or sounds, so d/Deaf and hard of hearing audiences can have some engagement with the event.

Aural Rating 50%: Has both sound and visual components, but sight isn’t essential to be able to engage with the event.