Good People continues Hampstead Theatre’s artistic rebirth

11 Mar

Metro

Imelda Staunton (right) with Lloyd Owen and Angel Coulby in Good People (Picture: Johan Persson) Imelda Staunton (right) with Lloyd Owen and Angel Coulby in Good People (Picture: Johan Persson)

Hampstead Theatre’s run of excellent plays continues with David Lindsay-Abaire’s grittily comic examination of class, Good People.

A few years ago, Hampstead Theatre was stuck in the creative doldrums. Under artistic director Edward Hall, however, it has undergone a rebirth and once again become a reliable source of sparkling scripts and great casts.

The venue’s run of excellent form continues with David Lindsay-Abaire’s grittily comic examination of class, luck and moral goodness in working-class South Boston, or Southie, as it’s known to its residents.

When Margaret gets sacked from her job as a cashier in a dollar store, she becomes increasingly desperate – she has rent to pay and a disabled adult daughter to care for. So when she’s tipped off that a boyfriend from her schooldays, Mike, is back in town and that he’s…

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