Led by Imelda Staunton (Margaret) and Lloyd Owen (Mike), the full cast of Good People at the Noёl Coward Theatre includes Lorraine Ashbourne (Jean), Matthew Barker (Stevie), Susan Brown (Dottie) and Angel Coulby (Kate).
Presented in the west end by Old Vic Productions and Hampstead Theatre Productions, Jonathan Kent’s production of David Lindsay-Abaire’s award-winning play received universal praise when it made its UK premiere at Hampstead Theatre on March 5th.
If you were born in South Boston you’ve started life on the wrong side of the tracks, so just making ends meet will need all the energy you can muster. Margie (Imelda Staunton) is a sharp-tongued single-mother on the edge. Hearing that an old boyfriend who has made good is in town, she decides to corner him, but when Margie’s plan brings unexpected consequences for her and the unsuspecting Mike (Lloyd Owen), both must look to the past to re-examine the choices and secrets that brought them back together.
Good People – Noël Coward Theatre
David Lindsay-Abaire’s sharp, acerbic and funny play originally premiered on Broadway in 2011 winning the New York Drama Desk Critic’s Circle Award for Best Play of the year. David won the Pulitzer Prize for his critically acclaimed Rabbit Hole, which also earned several Tony Award nominations, and became a film starring Nicole Kidman.
Jonathan Kent made his Hampstead Theatre debut with this production. His numerous directing credits include Sweeney Todd and later this summer Gypsy both at Chichester Festival Theatre, both starring Imelda Staunton. Most recently he directed the Olivier Award nominated production of Private Lives in Chichester and the West End. Between 1990 and 2002 he was joint Artistic Director of the Almeida Theatre, which he founded as a full-time producing theatre.
Noel Coward Theatre
Evenings: Monday to Saturday 7.30pm
Matinees: Wednesday and Saturday 2.30pm
Booking to 14th June 2014
Tuesday 15th April 2014