GOOD With David Tennant to Premiere in Cinemas Worldwide April 20

GOOD With David Tennant to Premiere in Cinemas Worldwide April 20

David Tennant's (Doctor Who) much-anticipated return to the West End in the reimagining of one of Britain’s most powerful plays, GOOD, will screen in cinemas worldwide this April.

Filmed live by National Theatre Live at London\s Harold Pinter Theatre, the play centers on John Halder, a good, intelligent German professor, who finds himself pulled into a movement with unthinkable consequences during the second world war.

Olivier Award-winner Dominic Cooke (Follies) directs C.P. Taylor’s timely play, with a cast that also features Elliot Levey (Coriolanus) and Sharon Small (The Bay).



GOOD played a limited engagement in London's West End from October 5th, 2022 to January 7th, 2023. The filmed production is presented by Fictionhouse and Playful Productions.

The play will screen in cinemas worldwide starting April 20th, 2023 with exact listings now available on the National Theatre's site. GOOD is expected to be part of the National Theatre's online streaming platform, National Theatre at Home, following its cinema engagements.

Later this month, National Theatre Live will screen the much anticipated London production of Life of Pi, now playing at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. More filmed productions from National Theatre Live's 2023-2024 season are expected to be announced next month.

In her review for The Guardian, Arifa Akbar said: "Good is a gradually enraging drama that makes us hear afresh the denials that lead populism into dangerous waters, and may well be a lesson for our times. It invites reflection on how an individual can stand up to despotism in the contemporary world too – in Iran or Russia, and at what cost. And it makes us assess the meanings of words such as “courage” and “cowardice”. The good of the title, is not, as we assume, referring to a good man turned bad, but a man who turns bad because he serves his own good above all else. “If I am not for myself, then who is for me?” he says, perversely quoting a line from the Talmud. It is this that fuels the creep towards dead-eyed evil."