Good People, from the Pulitzer Prize winning playwright of Rabbit Hole, heads to the Noël Coward Theatre after its successful run at the Hampstead Theatre - following in the footsteps of numerous other productions to transfer from that location to the West End.
Good People also boasts an impressive cast that includes the renowned Imelda Staunton and appears in a year when many big names are set to appear in Theatreland. The production also features Lloyd Owen, recently seen in The Bodyguard at the Adelphi Theatre, and they are directed by Jonathan Kent.
Good People is a story that introduces us to the character of Margie (Staunton), a single mother from South Boston whose life has never been easy thanks to the geography of her upbringing. Struggling to make ends-meet she loses another job and this only makes the situation worse. But there’s hope – at least in her eyes – as an ex arrives in town, someone who has plenty to his name, and she makes it her goal to corner him and jump on the opportunity to find a better life – a task that could lead to some unexpected consequences.
The play was first seen by audiences at the Manhattan Theatre Club in 2011and has since been seen across the United States prior to its arrival at the Hampstead. During its time it has earned many award nominations and also picked up the Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play for Frances McDormand.
And where Frances McDormand portrayed the lead role in the US, Imelda Staunton does the same here in the United Kingdom. The acclaimed performer has been seen in the West End on numerous occasions over the years, from Sweeney Todd at the Adelphi Theatre to Entertaining Mr Sloane at Trafalgar Studios, she has regularly impressed audiences and critics alike with her choices. This has also translated to the big screen, where she has entertained people around the world in the likes of Vera Drake and Another Year (both from director Mike Leigh) and the Harry Potter series of movies (in the role of Professor Umbridge).
Good People follows The Full Monty at the Noël Coward Theatre from Saturday 19th April 2014 (with previews from Thursday 10th April 2014).
|Booking From:||Friday, 13th June 2014|
|Booking Until:||Saturday, 14th June 2014|
|Running Time:||2 hours|
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