Full Cast Announced for U.K. Premiere of David Lindsay-Abaire's Good People at London's Hampstead Theatre

By Mark Shenton
17 Jan 2014

Imelda Staunton
Imelda Staunton

The full cast has been announced for the U.K. premiere of David Lindsay-Abaire's Good People, beginning performances Feb. 27 at London's Hampstead Theatre prior to an official opening March 5, for a run through April 5.

The previously announced Imelda Staunton will be joined by Lorraine Ashbourne, Matthew Barker, Angel Coulby, Lloyd Owen and June Watson in Jonathan Kent's production.

The play, which premiered at Broadway's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre in 2011 under the auspices of Manhattan Theatre Club, where it was a nominee for the Tony Award for Best Play, revolves around a sharp-tongued single-mother Margie (Staunton), who will do anything it takes to pay the bills after losing yet another job. Hearing that an old boyfriend who has made good is in town, she decides to corner him – old loyalties should be good for something.

Staunton was most recently on stage in Circle Mirror Transformation (Royal Court), as Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd (at Chichester Festival Theatre, then the West End's Adelphi Theatre, for which she won the Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical), A Delicate Balance (at the Almeida Theatre) and Entertaining Mr. Sloane (Trafalgar Studios). Film credits includes "Pride," "Maleficent," "The Awakening," "Another Year," "Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows" and "Vera Drake" (for which she was Oscar-nominated). TV credits include "The Girl," for which she was nominated for Emmy and Bafta Awards, "Psychoville" and "Cranford Chronicles."



Owen was last seen onstage in the original West End cast of The Bodyguard opposite Heather Headley. Other stage credits include Blood and Gifts at the National Theatre and Loyalty (Hampstead Theatre).

To book tickets, contact the box office on 020 7722 9301 or visit www.hampsteadtheatre.com.