Hampstead Theatre in North West London is really coming into its own as a home for bracing contemporary American drama. After the UK premiere of Gina Gionfriddo's 2012 Off-Broadway play Rapture, Blister, Burn, it now offers David Lindsay-Abaire's play Good People, originally premiered on Broadway in 2011, that blisters and burns in other ways.
Cast includes Imelda Staunton, Lloyd Owen. If you were born in South Boston you've started life on the wrong side of the tracks, so just making ends meet will need all the energy you can muster. Imelda Staunton plays sharp-tongued single mother Margie, 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.
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