Lorraine Ashbourne, Matthew Barker & More Join Imelda Staunton in GOOD PEOPLE at Hampstead Theatre
Hampstead Theatre just announced that Imelda Staunton will be joined by Lorraine Ashbourne, Matthew Barker, Angel Coulby, Lloyd Owen and June Watson in the UK premiere of Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire's play Good People, directed by Jonathan Kent.
If you are born in South Boston you've started on the wrong side of the tracks, so just making ends meet will need all the energy you can muster. Imelda Staunton plays sharp-tongued single-mother Margie, who will do anything it takes to pay the bills after losing yet another job. Hearing that an old boyfriend who has made good is in town, she decides to corner him - old loyalties should be good for something.
David Lindsay-Abaire's drama reveals layer after layer of secrets - can you ever really leave the place you are born?
Having originally premiered on Broadway, Good People won the New York Drama Critics 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 makes his Hampstead Theatre debut. His numerous directing credits include Sweeney Todd and Private Lives (Chichester Festival Theatre and West End). Between 1990 and 2002 Jonathan was joint Artistic Director of The Almeida Theatre, which he founded as a full-time producing theatre.
Dates: 27 February - 5 April 2014
Times: Mon - Sats at 7.30pm Sat Mats at 3pm and Weds Mats at 2.30pm
Prices: Full Price £32/29, Mondays/Previews/Matinees £25/22, Concs/Seniors £18/15
Tel: 020 7722 9301
In person: Hampstead Theatre, Eton Avenue, Swiss Cot