“It’s going to be a busy late summer for director Dominic Cooke who did such a brilliant job on Follies at the National Theatre and who is now bringing Sondheim’s glorious musical to the screen. But first he is directing Imelda Staunton in Hello, Dolly at the Adelphi. Prior to that, he’s launching his own company, Fictionhouse, with ace producer Kate Horton, which will stage a new production of CP Taylor’s Good at the Playhouse in early October. Good will star David Tennant as John Halder, a cultured university professor and a decent man, who gradually drifts into the arms of the Nazis and ends up as one of the architects of the Holocaust. Taylor’s play made the National Theatre’s list of the 2oth century’s 100 best plays back in 1999 and it should still prove as pertinent and as chilling as ever in Cooke’s very capable hands.”
“David Tennant returns to the West End is this topical play set in the 1930s. Director Dominic Cooke, former artistic director of the Royal Court, said “It is very current. It shows how people can blur reality, turn away from difficult moments and allow themselves to become inveigled into hideous situations.””
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.
Olivier Award-winning director Dominic Cooke reimagines one of Britain’s most powerful, political plays with David Tennant returning to the West End, for 10 weeks only.
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