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The Verdict Reviews: What Do Critics Think of Good at London's Harold Pinter Theatre?

David Tennant, Elliot Levey, and Sharon Small star in the revival of the C.P. Taylor drama.

Elliot Levey, David Tennant, and Sharon Small in Good
Elliot Levey, David Tennant, and Sharon Small in Good Johan Persson

Reviews are in for the revival of C.P. Taylor's Good at Harold Pinter Theatre. Starring David Tennant, Elliot Levey, and Sharon Small, the play officially opened October 12 following previews that began October 6 at London's Harold Pinter Theatre. Performances will run through December 24.

Dominick Cooke directs Olivier nominee Tennant (Lobby Hero) as Halder, Olivier winner Levey (Cabaret) as Maurice, and Small (BBC's The Inspector Lynley Mysteries) as Helen in the Fictionhouse and Playful Productions' presentation.

Read the reviews here.

The Arts Desk (Laura De Lisle)

Culture Whisper (Holly O'Mahony)

Evening Standard (Nick Curtis)

Financial Times (Sarah Hemming)

The Guardian (Arifa Akbar)

The Independent (Anya Ryan)

iNews (Fiona Muntford)

London Theatre (Marianka Swain)

The Stage (Sam Marlowe)*

Time Out (Andrzej Lukowski)

The Times (Dominic Maxwell)*

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Playbill will continue to update this list as reviews come in.

As society faces a World War, music-loving German professor John Halder finds himself swept along in a movement that crescendos towards an unthinkable finale. The revival features designs by Vicki Mortimer, lighting design by Zoe Spurr, sound design by Tom Gibbons, hair, wigs, and make-up by Campbell young, musical arrangements and composition by Will Stuart, movement direction by Imogen Knight, and casting by Amy Ball.

Tennant was last seen in the West End in 2017 in Don Juan in Soho, and also starred in Richard II and Hamlet for the RSC, and Much Ado About Nothing in the West End.

Good was first produced by the RSC in 1981, playing the Donmar Warehouse, Aldwych Theatre, and subsequently Broadway. A film, featuring Viggo Mortensen, Jodie Whittaker, and Jason Isaacs, was released in 2008.

See Photos of David Tennant, Sharon Small and Elliot Levey in Good

 
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