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‘Good’ starring David Tennant postponed due to covid

Dominic Cooke’s upcoming West End revival of Good starring David Tennant has once again been postponed due to the ongoing pandemic.

A statement said: “Due to the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions, the producers have taken the difficult decision to postpone the forthcoming run of Good, starring David Tennant, which was due to play from April 21 to July 17 2021.

The limited 10-week run was originally scheduled to play at the Playhouse Theatre in October 2020; it was then postponed to April 2021 with the show moving venue to the Harold Pinter Theatre.  A new schedule is expected soon with the production opening “when it is safe to do so”.

The Doctor Who and Jessica Jones star will lead the cast in CP Taylor’s powerful political classic which is set in the build up to WWII.  A timely piece, Tennant is cast as John Halder, a decent, intelligent, music-loving German professor, who finds himself swept along in a movement that crescendos towards an unthinkable finale.  The piece will also feature Fenella Woolgar and Elliot Levy.

Tennant was last on stage playing the debauched protagonist Don Juan in Patrick Marber’s 2017 adaptation of Don Juan in Soho at the Wyndham’s Theatre. 

His many theatre credits include Much Ado About Nothing, playing Benedick alongside his former Doctor Who co-star Catherine Tate as Beatrice, Hamlet, Richard II, What the Butler SawThe Real Inspector HoundHurlyburlyVassaLook Back in Anger and The Pillowman.

David Tennant in Don Juan in Soho. at Wyndham's Theatre, London
David Tennant in Don Juan in Soho. Photo Helen Maybanks

Ticket holders will be contacted by their point of sale to arrange alternative dates, vouchers or a refund.  Current ticket holders will be given priority access to the new dates before they are made available to the public.

More info on David Tennant in GOOD at the Harold Pinter Theatre

Other production news

In other production news, the highly anticipated revival of Sister Act The Musical at the Eventim Apollo has been postponed to Summer 2022.  It was also announced that Whoopi Goldberg has withdrawn from the show due to scheduling conflicts.

The West End transfer of Back to the Future has extended its run at the Adelphi Theatre into February 2022.  The cast features Tony Award winner Roger Bart (The Producers, Desperate Housewives) as Dr Emmett Brown and Olly Dobson (Bat Out Of Hell The Musical, Matilda) as Marty McFly.

An archived recording of Morgan Lloyd Malcolm’s West End production of Emilia will be streamed from 1-31 March as part of celebrating International Women’s Day. Viewers will be asked to pay-what-you-can with the proceeds going to all creatives associated with the show. The show tells the story of Emilia Bassano, Renaissance poet, polemicist and contemporary of Shakespeare.

Rising musical theatre actor Rob Houchen will perform his first solo concerts at Cadogan Hall in May. Houchen has appeared in Les Miserables, Eugenius!, Titanic, The Light In The Piazza and City of Angels

An all-star cast has been announced for the streamed concert version of new Gunpowder Plot musical Treason, which will run at Cadogan Hall in March.

English National Ballet’s acclaimed production of Swan Lake is now available to rent via their streaming platform Ballet On Demand.


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