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About Good

David Tennant plays John Halder in C. P. Taylor’s Good in the West End. Experience the timely Holocaust drama in London for the first time in over 40 years.

The Good play offers a chance to see award-winning performers in action: David Tennant takes on the role of literary professor John Halder alongside the Olivier-winning actor Elliot Levey as John's German Jewish friend Maurice Glückstein.

When Good premiered in 1980s London, critics raved about the play’s ability to explain Holocaust history, so much so it’s considered to be the leading play in its genre. Good made it to the top 100 plays of the 20th century according to the National Review.

At the start of Good, audiences meet John Halder. He’s living a comfortable life in 1930s Frankfurt: he’s married, he has children, he looks after his family. He stands up for his Jewish friends, and disagrees with anti-Semitism. But that’s not all there is to him.

Halder has flaws, and once the Nazi Party target his inner thoughts, he finds himself swept up in a political movement and becomes detached from reality. Can Halder stay "good"? Or will his life inevitably fall towards an unthinkable ending?

Access Performances
Sign language interpreted - Tuesday 29 Nov 2022 19:30

Start date

5th October, 2022

End date

7th January, 2023



Recommended for ages 12+, no children under the age of 5 years will be admitted.

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47 Reviews



558 Reviews | 136 Followers
Great writing, Excellent lead, Powerful

See it if you enjoy well-written plays on banalities of evil. Mr. Tennant is terrific as a 1930s German intellectual rationalizing Nazi party ideology

Don’t see it if you have a hard time following actors playing multiple roles, sometimes switching mid-sentence, or events that are presented out of sequence

M 608343

M 608343

581 Reviews | 89 Followers
Great writing, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you want to see how easy it is to be pulled into a web of evil.Very important during this time of rising racism, hatred, intolerance.

Don’t see it if you want a light comedy.This show is important.Incredible acting, well directed, excellent writing. See it.

Lily 2234

Lily 2234

5 Reviews | 0 Followers
Profound, Funny, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Interested in WW2 and Nazi Germany. See fantastic acting. Everyone should see this.

Don’t see it if Not interested in WW2, don't want to watch upsetting content however some very important lessons and a simply incredible adaptation

Tom Gerrard

Tom Gerrard

53 Reviews | 6 Followers
Character study, Chilling, Absorbing, Ambitious, Clever

See it if David Tennant commands the stage throughout. A very good character study on how someone can go from good to evil.

Don’t see it if The show is minimalist theatre, so if you prefer the spectacle of the west end, you won't find that here.

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Stars on stage

David Tennant

David Tennant

Good cast and creative team

By: CP Taylor
Director: Dominic Cooke
Cast list: David Tennant, Elliot Levey, Sharon Small, Edie Newman, Izaak Cainer, Elizabeth Schenk, Jamie Cameron, Becky Bainbridge, Jim Creighton
Design: Vicki Mortimer
Lighting: Zoe Spurr
Movement: Imogen Knight


6 Panton Street, London, United Kingdom, SW1Y 4DN


Location: West End
Railway station: Charing Cross
Bus numbers: (Haymarket) 3, 6, 12, 13, 19, 23, 38, 88, 139; (Piccadilly Circus) 14, 22, 94
Night bus numbers: (Haymarket) 6, 12, 23, 139, 88, N3, N13, N18, N19, N38, N97, N136, N550, N551; (Piccadilly Circus) 14, 94, N22
Car park: Leicester Square, Whitcomb Street (1min)
Directions from tube: (3mins) Take Coventry Street up to Oxendon Road; the theatre is 100 metres along on the right.

More information about Good

Although John Halder is a fictional character, the Good storyline follows real life events. At the start of the play, Halder lives in a time where Adolf Hitler assumes office and book burning begins at the University of Berlin in order to stop the dissemination of “illegal thoughts.” Then as the play progresses, moments take place with pogroms, shooting, and war in the background.

What to Watch For:

  • David Tennant plays John Halder in Good. The Doctor Who actor’s West End credits include Don Juan in Soho, and Much Ado About Nothing alongside Catherine Tate.
  • Dominic Cooke directs Good in London. He previously directed Follies at the National Theatre, as well as Olivier Award-winning revivals of Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Clybourne Park, and The Crucible for the Royal Shakespeare Company.
  • C. P. Taylor is a Glasgow-born playwright. During his 16-year career, Taylor penned over 70 plays, mostly focusing on his Jewish background and experiences. Good is often considered to be his most successful play and is the definitive Holocaust drama in English-speaking theatre.
  • The Royal Shakespeare Company commissioned C. P. Taylor to write Good in 1981. Good in 2022 marks the play’s West End debut.
  • Viggo Mortensen played John Halder in the 2008 Good film.


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