C.P.Taylor’s GOOD, starring David Tennant and directed by Dominic Cooke, which was due to open this October, has announced new dates for 2021 and a new run at the Harold Pinter Theatre.
Produced by Fictionhouse and Playful Productions, GOOD was originally scheduled to begin performances at the Playhouse Theatre on Tuesday 6th October. Due to the current global situation, the production was postponed and will now preview at the Harold Pinter Theatre from Wednesday 21 April (Press Night Tuesday 27 April) to Saturday 17 July 2021.
Current ticket holders will be given priority for the new dates and do not need to do anything. The point of purchase will be in touch with ticket holders to reschedule or refund their booking.
Kate Horton, co-founder of Fictionhouse, said "We’re truly thankful to our fantastic audience for their incredible enthusiasm for the production and their patience and understanding while we worked on rescheduling the run. It was a real sadness not to be able to share GOOD with them this autumn and we’ll be making sure that we are in touch with everyone who had already booked to give them priority service for the new dates, before we open booking on October 12th. David Tennant, Dominic Cooke, ATG and the whole team have been utterly dedicated to making the show happen for everyone as soon as it is safe to do so and it will be thrilling to see everyone at the beautiful, intimate Harold Pinter Theatre this spring”.
Extra tickets for the new dates for GOOD at The Harold Pinter Theatre go on sale at 10am, Monday 12 October 2020 - www.goodtheplay.com.
Fictionhouse and Playful Productions present
Wednesday 21 April – Saturday 17 July 2021
Press night: Tuesday 27 April 2021, 7pm
Harold Pinter Theatre
Director: Dominic Cooke
Cast: David Tennant (Halder), Fenella Woolgar (Helen+) and Elliot Levey (Maurice+)
David Tennant (Halder) David Tennant has worked extensively in theatre, television and film, winning numerous awards for his work including the Critics' Circle Award for Best Shakespearean Performance and the Special Recognition Award at the NTAs in 2015. Tennant was last in the West End as Don Juan in Soho in 2017 directed by Patrick Marber. Other stage work includes Richard II and Hamlet for the RSC, Much Ado About Nothing in the West End and Lobby Hero at the Donmar Warehouse. His film credits include Mary Queen of Scots, You Me & Him, Mad to be Normal, Fright Night, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and Bright Young Things. On television he is best known for playing the tenth incarnation of the Doctor in the BBC’s classic series Doctor Who. Recent TV work includes BBC’s Staged, Channel 4’s Deadwater Fell, Good Omens, Criminal and There She Goes. Upcoming projects include Des for ITV and Around the World in 80 Days for the BBC.
Fenella Woolgar (Helen+) recent theatre credits include Slaves of Solitude (Hampstead Theatre), Welcome Home, Captain Fox! (Donmar Warehouse), Margaret Thatcher in Moira Buffini’s Handbagged (Tricycle and Vaudeville, West End) and Circle Mirror Transformation, performed at the Rose Lipman Building in Haggerston as part of the Royal Court’s Theatre Local project. Fenella appeared opposite Sheridan Smith in the Old Vic’s 2012 production of Hedda Gabler, for which she won a 2013 Clarence Derwent Award. Fenella’s other theatre credits include The Veil and Time and the Conways (National), and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, As You Like It and Bring Me Sunshine (Royal Exchange, Manchester). Further theatre credits include Brontë and A Passage to India (Shared Experience), The Real Thing (Old Vic), Motortown (Royal Court), Charley’s Aunt (Sheffield Crucible and BBC Radio 4), The Cherry Orchard (York Theatre Royal) and The Playboy of the Western World (Bristol Old Vic). On TV she is known for her role as Sister Hilda in Call the Midwife. Other credits include Inside No. 9, Quacks, Harlots, Home Fires, Spies of Warsaw, Agatha Christie: Poirot and Doctor Who. For Radio 4 Fenella has also recently recorded Go Set a Watchman and The Stuarts. Film includes Mr Turner, How to Lose Friends and Alienate People, St Trinian’s and Vera Drake.
Elliot Levey (Maurice+) Theatre credits include Snowflake (Kiln Theatre), Three Sisters (Almeida Theatre), Mary Stuart (Duke of York’s Theatre), Saint Joan and Coriolanus (Donmar Warehouse), The Mighty Walzer (Royal Exchange, Manchester), The Ruling Class (Trafalgar Studios), Much Ado About Nothing (Wyndham’s) and multiple productions at the National Theatre including Danton’s Death, The Habit of Art, All’s Well That Ends Well, England People Very Nice, His Dark Materials and Henry IV Parts I & II. Levey's TV credits include Quiz, The Child in Time, Press, Man Down, Martin’s Close, Anne, State of the Union, Peaky Blinders, Da Vinci’s Demons, Life, Truth Seekers, Watergate, Black Earth Rising, Grantchester, Parade's End, Robin Hood, A Touch of Cloth, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Ripper Street, The Wrong Mans, Jamaica Inn, Silent Witness, Hotel Babylon, New Tricks and Fat Friends. His film credits include The Chamber, Spooks, Denial, Fallen, Florence Foster Jenkins, The Lady in the Van, The Low Down, Philomena and The Queen.
C. P. Taylor (Writer) was born in Glasgow in 1929. During his thirty-year career, he wrote more than seventy plays for theatre and television, many of which were first performed at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, and Live Theatre, Newcastle. He was a unique and much-loved author equally at ease writing for the RSC or West End or working in the educational and community sectors where he pioneered new inclusive approaches to writing for children and young people. His plays include Schippel, The Plumber, And a Nightingale Sang, Bread and Butter, Walter, Black and White Minstrels, Allergy, Bandits and Bring Me Sunshine. Plays for young people include Operation Elvis, The Rainbow Coloured Disco Dancer and You are my Hearts Delight. GOOD was first produced by the RSC in 1981, playing at the Donmar Warehouse, Aldwych Theatre and subsequently on Broadway. A film featuring Viggo Mortensen, Jodie Whittaker and Jason Isaacs was released in 2008. Cecil died in 1981 aged 52 leaving behind an extraordinary legacy and his influence continues to be felt today.
Dominic Cooke (Director) is a highly accomplished theatre, film, and television director based in London. Dominic was Artistic Director of the Royal Court Theatre from 2007 to 2013. During his tenure at the Royal Court he directed Clybourne Park by Bruce Norris, for which he was nominated as Best Director for the Evening Standard Awards. He won the 2018 Critic’s Circle Best Director Award for his National Theatre production of Follies starring Imelda Staunton. The show was also nominated for ten Olivier Awards, winning two, including Best Musical Revival and returned for a second run in 2019. His previous production, August Wilson’s Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, also at the National Theatre, won an Olivier Award for Best Revival. Dominic has successfully transitioned over to television and film. In 2015 he scripted and directed the BAFTA nominated series of Shakespeare history plays The Hollow Crown - Wars of the Roses, which was produced by Sam Mendes and featured Benedict Cumberbatch, Dame Judi Dench, Hugh Bonneville, Andrew Scott, Michael Gambon, Sally Hawkins and Sophie Okonedo. Dominic's first feature film, based on Ian McEwan’s Booker Prize nominated novel On Chesil Beach, starred Saoirse Ronan and Emily Watson. Variety’s review of the film said it “marks one of the most impressive debuts of a director since Tom Ford made A Single Man. He is an Associate at the National Theatre, a lifelong Associate Artist at the Royal Shakespeare Company and a trustee of Kiln Theatre. He was awarded a CBE for services to Drama in 2015. His latest film, The Courier starring Benedict Cumberbatch had its premiere at Sundance in January 2020 and will be released worldwide in October 2020.
Harold Pinter Theatre
London SW1Y 4DN
Booking number: 03330 096 690
Group Bookings: 020 7206 1174
Access Bookings: 0800 912 6971
Wednesday 21 April – Saturday 17 July 2021
Press Night: Tuesday 27 April 2021
Performances Monday to Saturday at 7:30pm, Saturday matinee at 2:30pm
Ticket prices: From £20