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London Revival of Good, starring David Tennant, Elliot Levey and Sharon Small, opens October 12

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London revival GoodWith David Tennant, Elliot Levey and Sharon Small, opens October 12

Dominick Cooke directs the CP Taylor drama.

David Tennant in Good
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Presentation by Fictionhouse and Playful Productions of Good officially opens on October 12 after previews which began on October 6 at the Harold Pinter Theater in London. Dominick Cooke conducts the revival of CP Taylor’s play, which runs until December 24.

The cast includes David Tennant as Halder, Olivier winner Elliot Levey (Cabaret) as Maurice, and Sharon Small as Helen. Small is best known for her long-running role as Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers in the BBC adaptation of The Mysteries of Inspector Lynley.

In the drama, the world is facing a global war, and John Halder, a music-loving German teacher, finds himself drawn into a spiraling movement towards an unthinkable end.

Critics Circle Award winner Tennant was last seen in the West End in 2017 in put on John in soho. Other stage work includes Richard II and Hamlet for the CBC, A lot of noise for nothing in the West End, and Lobby Heroes at the Donmar warehouse.

During his 30-year career, the late Taylor wrote over 70 plays for theater and television. His other plays include Schippel, The plumber, And a nightingale sang, Bread and butter, Walter, Black and white minstrels, Allergy, Bandits, and bring me sunshine.

Good was first produced by the RSC in 1981, playing at the Donmar Warehouse, the Aldwych Theater and later on Broadway. A film starring Viggo Mortensen, Jodie Whittaker and Jason Isaacs was released in 2008.

The production also has designs by Vicki Mortimer, lighting design by Zoe Spurr, sound design by Tom Gibbons, hair, wigs and makeup by Campbell young, musical arrangements and composition by Will Stuart, direction motion picture from Imogen Knight and a cast from Amy Ball.

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