Roxana Graves and Tricia Osborne-King in BLT’s November 2015 production of Good People, directed by Hilary Cordery. (Photo: Martin Phillips)
Fri 6 – Sat 14 November 2015 at 7.45pm (no show Sunday 8)
by David Lindsay-Abaire
Directed by Hilary Cordery
David Lindsay-Abaire’s sharply observed, acerbic but tender play explores the lives of the haves and the have-nots in present-day Boston, USA. Single-mother Margie comes from the wrong side of the tracks, where making ends meet is a daily struggle. When she loses her job as a cashier at the ‘dollar store’, she becomes desperate. Learning that her old flame Mike is back in town, she seeks him out, hopeful that as a now affluent, well-respected doctor, he might be the key to turning her life around. What happens ultimately is comic, tragic and extremely poignant.
Good People premiered originally on Broadway in 2011, when it won the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for best play, amongst others, and was nominated for two Tony awards. It premiered in London at the Hampstead Theatre last year with Imelda Staunton in the leading role.
David Lindsay-Abaire’s earlier play, Rabbit Hole, received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
“Thoughtful, moving and richly entertaining” – USA Today
“Abrasive, dark and viciously funny” – The Guardian.
Margie : Debbie Griffiths
Stevie : Piers Newman
Jean : Roxana Graves
Dottie : Trish Osborne-King
Mike : David Lucas
Kate : Lorraine Anim-Addo