Book Tickets for Good starring David Tennent at the Playhouse Theatre.
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? Good is set in pre-war Germany and concerns John Halder, a liberal-minded professor whose best friend is Jewish. As the world faces its Second World War, he finds himself swept along in a movement that crescendos towards an unthinkable finale. Good is a warning for our times.
Good was commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company and first performed in 1981 at the Donmar Warehouse and has subsequently been seen all over the world. A revival of the play in 1999 starred Charles Dance. A film adaptation of the play, featuring Viggo Mortensen as John Halder was released in December 2008.
Olivier Award-winning Dominic Cooke directs one of Britain’s most powerful, political plays with David Tennant returning to the West End, for 10 weeks only. David Tennant who was last on stage in London when he starred in Don Juan in Soho in 2017, is joined by cast members Elliot Levey and Fenella Woolgar.
His other stage appearances with The Herbal Bed (1996), Romeo and Juliet (2000), Love’s Labour’s Lost (2008) and the title role in Hamlet (2008) all for the Royal Shakespeare Company. He has also appeared as Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing at the Wyndham’s Theatre with Catherine Tate (2011) and the title role in Richard II for a limited run at the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford upon-Avon. This then transferred to the Barbican Theatre in 2013. He reprised the role of Richard II at the Barbican and in New York in 2016 as part of the RSC’s ‘King and Country’ cycle.