New Dates Announced for GOOD starring David Tennant

David Tennant. Photo: Georgia Tennant

C.P. Taylor’s GOOD, starring David Tennant and directed by Dominic Cooke has announced new dates for 2022 at the Harold Pinter Theatre. The production also stars Elliot Levey (Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club) and is designed by Vicki Mortimer. Further casting to be announced.

Produced by Fictionhouse and Playful Productions, GOOD will play a strictly limited 11-week season from Thursday 6 October (press night Wednesday 12 October), two years after its original scheduled run was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

GOOD will be the debut West End production for Fictionhouse, an independent producing company, established by Dominic Cooke and Kate Horton. Their long and fruitful working relationship, which began at the Royal Shakespeare Company, developed into a celebrated partnership at the Royal Court Theatre where they were Artistic Director and Executive Director respectively from 2007 – 2014. At the Royal Court they produced over 100 new plays and were the original producing team behind a series of notable award-winning productions including Jez Butterworth’s Jerusalem, Nick Payne’s Constellations and Mike Bartlett’s Cock all of which have received recent West End revivals. Their productions have been nominated for 210 major awards, winning 59, and their partnership saw the development and launch of an exciting new generation of playwrights including Mike Bartlett, Polly Stenham, Bola Agbaje, Nick Payne, Lucy Kirkwood and Tarell Alvin McCraney. Recent productions include The Normal Heart by Larry Kramer (NT, London) and current projects include The Music Man (Broadway) and The Narcissist (Chichester Festival Theatre).

Previous ticket holders for GOOD will be contacted and given a priority booking period in which to re- book their tickets. Tickets will go on general sale to the public on Wednesday 8 June 2022.

John Halder is a good man. But John Halder must adapt to survive. How is it possible to be a good person when things are falling apart?

As the world faces a World War, John Halder, a decent, intelligent, music-loving German professor, finds himself swept along in a movement that crescendos towards an unthinkable finale. GOOD is a warning for our times.

Olivier Award-winning director Dominic Cooke reimagines one of Britain’s most powerful, political plays with David Tennant returning to the West End, for 11 weeks only.

Speaking about making his West End return in GOOD, David Tennant said: ‘Dominic is one of the UK’s all-time great theatre directors. I am really inspired and delighted to finally... FINALLY... get a chance to work with him, and especially on a wonderful play like C. P. Taylor’s GOOD - a fantastic bit of writing that is more pertinent and resonant now than it has ever been’.

Speaking about directing GOOD, Dominic Cooke said: ‘David Tennant is one of our finest actors and has the ideal combination of wit, warmth and charisma to bring John Halder vividly to life. I’m delighted that he has stuck with the show after such a long delay and am looking forward to finally starting work with him and the talented Elliot Levey on this remarkable play. C.P. Taylor’s modern classic, about the perils of denial, is an apposite fable for our troubled times and a great fit for Fictionhouse’s first West End production’.

Speaking about GOOD being the debut West End production for Fictionhouse, Kate Horton said: ‘I am thrilled that we can finally confirm that our production is happening. Such is our drive to bring this superb play to audiences that David and Dominic have remained steadfast throughout. GOOD encompasses all we hope for with our work at Fictionhouse - brilliant and absorbing writing that illuminates our world, made by our greatest actors, directors and designers’.

Tickets for the new dates for GOOD at The Harold Pinter Theatre go on sale at 8am, Wednesday 8 June 2022 - www.goodtheplay.com.

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