About the showDavid Tennant returns to the London stage to star in a revival of CP Taylor’s definitive political drama Good. Set during the rise of Nazism, this story about one man’s moral justification for supporting Hitler’s regime runs at the Playhouse Theatre from October 2020.
John Halder is a good man. He loves his family, is kind to his friends, and works as a cultured, intelligent professor in Frankfurt. But as aggressive nationalism rears its head in Germany and a new leader takes to the stage, so-called good men like Halder must decide whether to stick to their morals or endorse their country’s new leadership – no matter what the cost.
David Tennant – best known for his starring role in iconic sci-fi series Doctor Who - stars as John Halder, having last performed in the West End in Patrick Marber’s Don Juan in Soho. He is joined by Fenella Woolgar (Call The Midwife) as Helen and Elliott Levey (Mary Stuart) as Maurice.
Good is directed by Olivier Award winner Dominic Cooke (Follies), with support from his new production company Fictionhouse. The creative team includes set designer Vicki Mortimer (Follies), sound designer Paul Arditti (The Inheritance), lighting designer Paul Constable (Angels in America) and musical director Nigel Lilley (Follies).
Asking uncomfortable questions about our collective response to hatred and fascism, Good at the Playhouse Theatre is sure to challenge and provoke. Don't miss David Tennant's powerful new role, running in London from 6 October 2020.
Who Should See It?Good is an intelligent, provocative drama that’s perfect for fans of political and psychological theatre. With a star turn from David Tennant, this is also one for fans wanting to experience one of the UK’s most beloved actors in a challenging role.