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GOOD PEOPLE at Hampstead Theatre

March 24, 2014

Imelda Staunton is a very impressive actress and she does not disappoint as “Margaret” – a woman incapable of putting herself before others. Lorraine Ashbourne as “Jean” and the truly wonderful June Watson as “Dottie” complete the picture of life on the South Side in Boston. “Beer and Bingo” comes to mind. These three women really are the power in this play and they are well supported by the other three cast members creating a neat ensemble.

David Lindsay Abaire’s play GOOD PEOPLE at the Hampstead Theatre was both enjoyable and insightful. It was interesting to experience the American version of the clash of the classes. Good design gives a realistic backdrop to the action which helps transport us to Boston. I almost got there but but whilst I was watching there was that ever so slight niggle that I would love to see this play in an American City with American actors.

The play is transferring to the Noel Coward Theatre in the West End and I would certainly recommend getting a ticket.



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