David Tennant, Sharon Small and Elliot Levy star in Dominic Cooke’s new revival of CP Taylor’s weighty drama, which marks the first outing for new production company, Fictionhouse, founded by Dominic Cooke and Kate Horton. Originally produced by the RSC in 1981, and revived by Michael Grandage at the Donmar in 1998, Good tells the story of a professor of literature in Germany in 1933 who is an apparently good man in every way. Or is he quite as good as he seems? As the Nazis rise to power Halder’s moral flaws begin to become more apparent making him ripe for seduction by Hitler’s regime. After all, we’d all do anything for a quiet life, wouldn’t we?
Professor John Halder is a 'good' man. But 'good' men must adapt to survive. As the world faces its Second World War, Halder finds himself pulled into a movement with unthinkable consequences. David Tennant returns to the West End alongside Elliot Levey in this powerful and timely reimagining of C.P. Taylor’s acclaimed play, directed by Olivier Award-winner Dominic Cooke. David Tennant returns to the West End stage for a strictly limited 11-week run. Tickets are expected to sell out quickly, get yours today!
Tickets are available now for the engrossing drama Good starring David Tennant. A story that pulls no punches in unravelling the actions of everyday men and women that led to the Holocaust. 'It shows how people can blur reality, turn away from difficult moments and allow themselves to become inveigled into hideous situations.' says director Dominic Cooke about Good.
Bringing his star quality to the challenging lead role of Professor John Halder in Good is renowned Scottish actor David Tennant. He plays a man with liberal ideals who becomes sucked into Nazism, with devastating consequences. Although David Tennant is best known for his TV roles in Dr Who, Broadchurch and most recently Deadwater Fell, undoubtedly Tennant will define this role as he did in 2009 with his Hamlet. It's a triumphant return to the London stage.
Good is at the Harold Pinter Theatre, London this autumn. Good’s London run is limited to just 11 weeks from Thursday 6 October until Saturday 24 December. Former artistic director Dominic Cooke launches his new theatre company with a new production of CP Taylor's incisive 1981 drama Good widely regarded as a Modern classic. Set in Germany in the 1930s, the production asks what happens when ‘good’ people do nothing? A university professor, John Halder is liberal in his views and yet is drawn to the rising movement of Nazism. When National Socialism starts in their campaign of antisemitism whipping up anti-Jewish sentiment and drawing up plans for their persecution of anyone, David Tennant’s Halder finds himself trying to justify their actions.
Good is a must for anyone who looks at history of the Holocaust and asks how this was allowed to happen. The answer is even more terrifying and shocking than we thought – it starts with those people who think themselves as ‘good’ not being moved to action. Good not only serves as a timely reminder in these turbulent political times but is a drama made for live theatre.
Leading the Good London cast is TV star David Tennant (Dr Who, BBC) as Halder. He is joined by Fenella Woolgar as Helen and the Olivier-award winning Elliot Levey as Maurice, Halder's friend.
Good is directed by Dominic Cooke and was written by C.P Taylor.
Good promises to be one unmissable, electrifying production with David Tennant in blistering form demonstrating how good people can be capable of the unthinkable. Get your Good London tickets for the London theatre season’s most thought-provoking production.