The Good Life
PRIOR TO WEST END
Thursday 4 June - Saturday 20 June
Fiery Angel presents
KATHERINE PARKINSON in
THE GOOD LIFE
A new comedy by Jeremy Sams
Based on the television series by John Esmonde and Bob Larbey
Remember the Goods - Tom and Barbara, suburban eco-warriors?
And their next-door neighbours Margo and Jerry Leadbetter, desperately trying to maintain the Surbiton status quo?
Well, they're back - and on stage for the first time in The Good Life, a theatre reimagining of the TV sitcom that delighted countless millions in the 1970s.
Jeremy Sam's play leads the well-loved characters (not forgetting Geraldine the goat) through various adventures, some old, some new, all hilarious and often (even today) worryingly familiar.
This new play celebrates a time when, whatever our differences, we still managed to get on with our neighbours.
Katherine Parkinson stars as Barbara Good. Best known for her roles in The IT Crowd, for which she received a British Comedy Best TV Actress Award and a BAFTA Television Award, Humans and Doc Martin, she returns to Bath following last year's hugely acclaimed performances in Home, I'm Darling and Uncle Vanya.
Jeremy Sam's directing credits include the National Theatre's 2000 West End and Broadway revival of Noises Off, the West End musical Spend, Spend, Spend and the international tour of The Sound of Music. His translation of the award-winning French film and stage sensation What's in a Name? (Le Prénom), will be visiting the Theatre Royal in March (see page 16).