It’s been confirmed that a new bio-musical about the rise to fame of the Bee Gees is in the works, and could be eyeing a place in the West End.
Universal Theatrical Group is the team behind...
Joining the previously announced Imelda Staunton as Margaret, and Lloyd Owen as Mike, are Lorraine Ashbourne (Jean), Matthew Barker (Stevie), Susan Brown (Dottie) and Angel Coulby (Kate).
Lorraine Ashbourne has appeared in 'Aunt Dan and Lemon', 'Babies' and 'The Kitchen' at the Royal Court Theatre, along with Three Sisters at The National Theatre. Matthew Barker's recent theatre work includes 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time' in the West End and '13', 'Emperor & Galilean' and 'Hamlet' at the National Theatre. Susan Brown has starred in 'Julius Caesar' and 'The Wild Duck' at the Donmar, as well as 'Shirley' and 'Road' at the Royal Court. Angel Coulby is best known for her television work as Guinevere in BBC One’s Merlin, and her stage work includes 'A Statement of Regret' at the National Theatre.
Good People is set in South Boston and follows Margie (Imelda Staunton), a sharp-tongued single-mother on the edge. When she discovers that an old boyfriend has returned to town and has made good for himself, she decides to confront him and the pair begin to look to the past and re-examine the choices they have made.
David Lindsay-Abaire's play originally premiered on Broadway in 2011 winning the New York Drama Desk Critic’s Circle Award for Best Play of the year. After opening at the Hampstead Theatre last month, it is produced in the West End by Hampstead Theatre Productions and Old Vic Productions, with direction by Jonathan Kent.