The critically acclaimed play Good People, which won the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Play of the Year when it premiered on Broadway, is now playing in the West End. Imelda Staunton – who portrayed Dolores Umbridge in the Harry Potter film series – plays sharp-tongued single mother Margie, will be part of the WhatsOnStage post-show Q&A session on May 1.
The play, which is set in South Boston, sees Margie (Staunton) make the decision to do anything it takes to pay the bills after losing yet another job. Hearing that an old boyfriend who has made good is back in town, she decides to corner him – with unexpected results all around.
Staunton said in a recent interview that she is happy to sacrifice glamour to play downtrodden women because they make for more interesting characters. She explained,
Their lives are rich and difficult, and it’s a much richer vein to try to tap into.
WhatsOnStage is offering this exclusive package where audience members will receive a top-price ticket, as well as being able to attend the post-show Q&A with select members of the cast. Tickets can be booked here.
The play will run for ten weeks at the Noël Coward Theatre; performances began April 10 and will continue until June 14. Watch the video below to see Staunton and other members of the cast discuss the production.
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