Good People in the West End

Published: 23 March 2014
Reporter: Sandra Giorgetti

Good People (at Hampstead) Imelda Staunton and Matthew Barker Credit: Johan Persson

The Hampstead Theatre production of Good People by David Lindsay-Abaire will transfer to the West End's Noёl Coward Theatre next month.

Directed by Jonathan Kent, the plays stars Imelda Staunton and Lloyd Owen; it concerns a woman's chance encounter with an old flame presenting an opportunity to improve the quality of her existence but ends in comedic disaster.

When Good People premièred on Broadway, it won David Lindsay-Abaire the New York Drama Desk Critic’s Circle Award for Best Play. He has also won the Pulitzer Prize for Rabbit Hole, which has been made into a film starring Nicole Kidman.

Edward Hall, Hampstead Theatre’s Artistic Director said: “I am utterly delighted that Good People is having this very well-deserved West End run: it’s a truly brilliant play beautifully directed, and the cast are astonishingly good in it.

"It was sold out at Hampstead before those really great reviews appeared, so it’s especially pleasing that so many people who would otherwise have been disappointed will now have a chance to catch it.”

Good People will have a run of ten weeks from 10 April to 14 June at the Noёl Coward Theatre.