David Tennant to star in C P Taylor’s Good at Playhouse Theatre

David Tennant returns to the West End in a new production of C P Taylor’s acclaimed play Good directed by Dominic Cooke at the Playhouse Theatre, London.

David Tennant Good Playhouse Theatre
David Tennant

This new production of C P Taylor’s Good will star David Tennant, Fenella Woolgar and Elliot Levey and is the first production from Dominic Cooke and Kate Horton’s new company Fictionhouse.

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 its Second 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.

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 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.

Good is designed by Vicki Mortimer, lighting by Paule Constable, sound design by Paul Arditti and musical direction by Nigel Lilley.

Good is the first stage production for Fictionhouse, the newly formed commercial producing partnership of 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. Whilst at the Royal Court they produced over 100 new plays, including the world premieres of Jerusalem, Constellations, Posh and UK premier of Clybourne Park all of which they transferred to the West End. 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.

Good will run at the Playhouse Theatre from 6 October to 19 December 2020.


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