Imelda Staunton and Lloyd Owen Lead West End's GOOD PEOPLE - Full Cast Announced!
Old Vic Productions and Hampstead Theatre Productions are delighted to announce the full cast for West End transfer of critically acclaimed Good People which will play a limited season of just ten weeks at the No?l Coward Theatre from 10th April, as previously announced.
Led by Imelda Staunton (Margaret) and Lloyd Owen (Mike), the full cast of Good People at the No?l Coward Theatre includes Lorraine Ashbourne (Jean), Matthew Barker (Stevie), Susan Brown (Dottie) and Angel Coulby (Kate).
If you were born in South Boston you've started life on the wrong side of the tracks, so just making ends meet will need all the energy you can muster. Margie (Imelda Staunton) is a sharp-tongued single-mother on the edge. Hearing that an old boyfriend who has made good is in town, she decides to corner him, but when Margie's plan brings unexpected consequences for her and the unsuspecting Mike (Lloyd Owen), both must look to the past to re-examine the choices and secrets that brought them back together.
David Lindsay-Abaire's sharp, acerbic and funny play originally premiered on Broadway in 2011 winning the New York Drama Desk Critic's Circle Award for Best Play of the year. David won the Pulitzer Prize for his critically acclaimed Rabbit Hole, which also earned several Tony Award nominations, and became a film starring Nicole Kidman.
Jonathan Kent made his Hampstead Theatre debut with this production. His numerous directing credits include Sweeney Todd and later this summer Gypsy both at Chichester Festival Theatre, both starring Imelda Staunton. Most recently he directed the Olivier Award nominated production of Private Lives in Chichester and the West End. Between 1990 and 2002 he was joint Artistic Director of the Almeida Theatre, which he founded as a full-time producing theatre.
No?l Coward Theatre, St Martin's Lane, London WC2
Box Office: 0844 482 5130
Dates: 10 April - 14 June 2014
Press Night: 15 April 2014
Performances: Monday - Saturday at 7.30pm
Wednesday and Saturday matinee performances at 2.30pm
Ticket Prices: £10 - £52.50 (£10 off all tickets for preview performances except £10 band)
Day Seats: £10, available to book in person at the Box Office from 10am on morning of
Access: £26.25 bookable in pairs only (50% top price). To book call 0844 482 5137
Concessions: £25 in advance for Monday to Thursday, £25 on the day for Monday to Saturday
Groups: 0844 482 5100
Lorraine Ashbourne's established career includes roles in Aunt Dan and Lemon; Babies; The Kitchen and The Land of the Living (Royal Court); Three Sisters (National Theatre); The Phoenician Women and The Relapse (RSC); Fool for Love(Donmar); She's in Your Hands (Shaftesbury). Film work includes The Selfish Giant; Distant Voices Still Lives; Child 44;Oranges and Sunshine; King Kong; Fever Pitch; A Bunch of Amateurs and Resurrected.
Matthew Barker is an Associate Artist of 1623 Theatre Company and trained at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music & Drama. His recent theatre work includes The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (West End and National Theatre); 13, Emperor & Galilean, Hamlet (all National Theatre); and I'm Really Glad We Had That Chat (Arcola). Matthew's notable screen credits include The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies; Doctors; EastEnders; Merlin; Jerichoand No Angels.
Susan Brown has had a long career in theatre, her extensive credits include Julius Caesar (Donmar at St Ann's Warehouse, New York), Making Noise Quietly, The Wild Duck (Donmar), You Don't Let Us Dream We Won't Let You Sleep,Goodbye To All That, Seagulls, Gibraltar Strait, Downfall, Shirley, Road (Royal Court), Harper Regan, The Hour We Knew Nothing of Each Other, Playing With Fire, Henry IV parts I & II (National Theatre); Bad Weather, Easter, Romeo and Juliet, Richard III (RSC). Screen credits include: Broadchurch, Call the Midwife, Silent Witness, Waking the Dead, Game of Thrones, Torchwood, Prime Suspect, and Wire in the Blood.
Angel Coulby is perhaps best known for her Television work as Guinevere in BBC One's Merlin (5 series). Angel's theatre work includes A Statement of Regret (National Theatre); The Hypochondriac (Young Vic); Lavender Blue (Royal Lyceum theatre, Edinburgh). Other television credits include Dancing on the Edge; Life Is Wild; The Bill; Fear; Stress and Anger;Doctor Who; Legless; Hustle; and Vincent (2 series).
Lloyd Owen appeared at Hampstead Theatre in Loyalty in 2011. Other stage roles include The Bodyguard (Adelphi Theatre), Stuff Happens (National Theatre Live: 50 Years On Stage) (National Theatre), and Blood And Gifts (National Theatre). TV includes The Innocence Project, Inseparable and Viva Laughlin (UK and US series). Film includes Apollo 18and Miss Potter.
Multi award winner Imelda Staunton was most recently on stage in Circle Mirror Transformation (Royal Court), Sweeney Todd (Chichester Festival) for which she won the Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical, A Delicate Balance (Almeida Theatre) and Entertaining Mr Sloane (Trafalgar Studios). Film includes Pride, Maleficent, The Awakening, Another Year,Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows and Vera Drake. TV includes The Girl for which she was nominated for Emmy and Bafta Awards, Psychoville and Cranford Chronicles.
Old Vic Productions (OVP) is an independent commercial producer and general manager set up by Sally Greene in 1994 and is run by Sally and Executive Producer Joseph Smith. OVP is the co-producer of Billy Elliot the Musical with Universal Stage Productions and Working Title Films which has been playing at the Victoria Palace Theatre since May 2005. The show completed a successful run in Australia and opened on Broadway to rave reviews in November 2008. Billy Elliotwent on to win a record-breaking ten Tony Awards in 2009, including Best Musical. A first North American touring production opened in Chicago in April 2010 and a second North American touring production opened in Autumn 2010.
Over the past 20 years OVP has been involved in over 100 productions in the West End and on Broadway, including: Taking Sides, Cyrano De Bergerac, The Reduced Shakespeare Company, The Vagina Monologues, The Weir, Car Man, Medea,Life(x)3, Benefactors, Elaine Stritch: At Liberty, Macbeth, Sexual Perversity in Chicago and Hamlet. Upcoming and recent OVP productions include the transfer of Chichester Festival Theatre's hit production of The Pajama Game directed by Richard Eyre, Private Lives starring Toby Stephens and Anna Chancellor, Passion Play starring Zoë Wanamaker and Samantha Bond, Sweeney Todd starring Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton, winner of 3 Olivier Awards including "Best Musical Revival", 5 Whatsonstage.com Awards including "Best Musical Revival" and the Evening Standard Theatre Award for "Best Musical", Noises Off (West End and UK tour), Clybourne Park, Jerusalem starring Mark Rylance, The Prisoner of Second Avenue, starring Jeff Goldblum, Three Days of Rain starring James McAvoy and Swimming with Sharks starring Christian Slater and Matt Smith.
OVP also works in association with The Old Vic Theatre Company led by Artistic Director Kevin Spacey. Recent productions with The Old Vic Theatre Company include hit revivals of Fortune's Fool, Much Ado About Nothing, Sweet Bird of Youth, The Winslow Boy, Kiss Me, Kate, Hedda Gabler, The Duchess of Malfi, Noises Off, The Playboy of the Western World, Cause Célèbre, A Flea in Her Ear, Design For Living, The Real Thing, Inherit the Wind, The Norman Conquests and Speed-the-Plow.