Following a sell-out run at Hampstead Theatre's production of David Lindsay-Abaire's play Good People transfers to the Noёl Coward Theatre for a strictly limited, 10 week season.
The production transfers with a cast led by Imelda Staunton and Lloyd Owen, further casting to be announced.
To be born in South Boston is to be born on the wrong side of the tracks, and making ends meet will always be a struggle. Sharp-tongued single mother Margie (Imelda Staunton) will do anything it takes to pay her bill after losing yet another job. So when she hears that an old boyfriend who has made good is in town, she decides to corner him - old loyalties should be good for something.
Lindsay-Abaire's sharp, acerbic and funny play traces the path of a woman's life when a chance encounter with an old flame presents an opportunity to improve the quality of her existence but ends in comedic disaster. Originally premiered on Broadway, Good People won 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.
Jonathan Kent's production received universal praise when it made its UK premiere at Hampstead Theatre on March 5th. Imelda Staunton and Lloyd Owen lead the cast in this award-winning play, with further casting to be announced.