Set in South Boston, Good People follows sharp-tongued single mother Margie, who loses her job and will do anything it takes to pay the bills. Just making ends meet on her side of town is difficult, and Margie is no stranger to using all her energy to keep afloat. When hearing than an old, wealthy lover is back in town, she decides to corner him with hilarious, disastrous and entirely unexpected consequences.
Multi-award winning actress Imelda Staunton plays Margie, opposite Lloyd Owen as Mike. Staunton was most recently seen onstage in Circle Mirror Transformation and Sweeney Todd, for which she received the Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical. She is also well-known for her film credits, which include Pride, Maleficent, Harry Potter and Vera Drake. Lloyd Owen is known for stage credits including The Bodyguard and Stuff Happens. Further casting includes Lorraine Ashbourne as Jean, Matthew Barker as Stevie, Angel Coulby as Kate and June Watson as Dottie.
Directed by Jonathan Kent (Sweeney Todd, Private Lives), Good People features design by Hildegard Bechtler, lighting design by Mark Henderson and sound design by Paul Groothuis. Written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Lindsay-Abaire, Good People scooped the New York Drama Critic’s Circle Award for Best Play. A tender, provocative and outrageously funny drama, Good People explores how even though you may live on the brink, fate has a nasty habit of showing its hand.
Recommended forImelda Staunton fans will enjoy seeing her in this fabulously witty role, supported by a top-notch cast. Those who enjoy gritty dramas will find this thoroughly engaging, as it is also packed with light relief. Good People may not be suitable for young children.
Age Recommendations: Recommended for 12+