Dates have finally been set for the long-awaited and much anticipated return of David Tennant to the London stage.
C.P. Taylor’s GOOD, starring David Tennant and directed by Dominic Cooke, will play the Harold Pinter Theatre for an 11 week season from 6 October to 24 December 2022.
The production also stars Elliot Levey (Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club) and is designed by Vicki Mortimer. Further casting and creatives will be announced soon.
Produced by Fictionhouse and Playful Productions, GOOD will finally come to London two years after its original scheduled run was postponed due to Covid. Independent producer Fictionhouse is run by Dominic Cooke and Kate Horton, who worked together at the RSC and Royal Court, and GOOD is their first West End production under the new banner. Playful Productions is Matthew Byam Shaw, Nia Janis and Nick Salmon’s production house, with shows on their books including Wicked and Come From Away.
Dominic Cooke is an Olivier Award winning director, whose impressive credits include Follies at the National Theatre. With GOOD, Cooke promises to reimagine one of Britain’s most powerful, political plays.
David Tennant said in a press statement that, “Dominic is one of the UK’s all-time great theatre directors. I am really inspired and delighted to finally… FINALLY… get a chance to work with him, and especially on a wonderful play like C. P. Taylor’s GOOD – a fantastic bit of writing that is more pertinent and resonant now than it has ever been”.
Dominic Cooke said: “David Tennant is one of our finest actors and has the ideal combination of wit, warmth and charisma to bring John Halder vividly to life. I’m delighted that he has stuck with the show after such a long delay and am looking forward to finally starting work with him and the talented Elliot Levey on this remarkable play. C.P. Taylor’s modern classic, about the perils of denial, is an apposite fable for our troubled times and a great fit for Fictionhouse’s first West End production”.
Kate Horton said: “I am thrilled that we can finally confirm that our production is happening. Such is our drive to bring this superb play to audiences that David and Dominic have remained steadfast throughout. GOOD encompasses all we hope for with our work at Fictionhouse – brilliant and absorbing writing that illuminates our world, made by our greatest actors, directors and designers”.
At the Royal Court Dominic Cooke and Kate Horton produced over 100 new plays and were the original producing team behind a series of notable award-winning productions including Jez Butterworth’s Jerusalem, Nick Payne’s Constellations and Mike Bartlett’s Cock all of which have received recent West End revivals. Their productions have been nominated for 210 major awards, winning 59, and their partnership saw the development and launch of an exciting new generation of playwrights including Mike Bartlett, Polly Stenham, Bola Agbaje, Nick Payne, Lucy Kirkwood and Tarell Alvin McCraney. Recent productions include The Normal Heart by Larry Kramer (NT, London) and current projects include The Music Man (Broadway) and The Narcissist (Chichester Festival Theatre).