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David Tennant returns to London stage to star in CP Taylor play about nazism

The former ‘Doctor Who’ star will return to London stage as the lead in CP Taylor’s ‘Good’

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David Tennant will return to the London stage for a play that looks at how good people succumbed to the evil of nazism.

The revival of CP Taylor’s Good will be produced by Fictionhouse, a new company set up by Olivier Award-winner Dominic Cooke.

After working as the Royal Court artistic director, Cooke went on to direct the film adaptation of Ian McEwan’s On Chesil Beach, and Stephen Sondheim’s Follies at the National Theatre.

Though set in 1930s Germany, Cooke told The Guardian its themes are relevant to now: “It is very current. It shows how people can blur reality, turn away from difficult moments and allow themselves to become inveigled into hideous situations.

“We are in danger of that happening now. Not just politically but in terms of the environment, how we seem to collectively be able to ignore the evidence in front of us. It is a play really about denial.”

The play will open at the Playhouse Theatre from 6 October.

Here’s how you can buy tickets to Good

Presale tickets are available for ATG members now.

General sale tickets will be available from 12pm today.

Tennant’s last performance on the West End was in 2017, when he appeared in Patrick Marber’s Don Juan. He recently starred in Channel 4’s Deadwater Fell as a murder suspect.

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