by Arinzé Kene
Mum’s promised him that bike so even when school or homelife bites, he knows to keep his chin up, his head down and his shirt clean. No harsh word, no sudden push to the ground will distract him from growing up to be a good man. Because in the end, everyone who’s good gets what they deserve. Don’t they?
Set during the early noughties, good dog chronicles growing up in a multi-cultural community, and the everyday injustices that drive people to take back control. Because even the most patient among us can’t wait forever.
Delicately observed and fearlessly told by the star of Crazyhead, Eastenders and Youngers, Arinzé Kene returns to writing for theatre for the first time since God’s Property in 2013.
good dog premiered at Watford Palace Theatre on Tues 14 February before embarking on a national tour in February - March 2017.
Cast & Crew
Boy Anton Cross
Director Natalie Ibu
A tiata fahodzi and Watford Palace Theatre
co-production line produced by Tara Finney Productions
Generously supported by Arts Council England
14 - 18 February
Watford Palace Theatre
Queen's Hall Arts, Hexham
22 - 23 February
Lawrence Batley Theatre
Cornerstone Arts Centre
Live Theatre Newcastle
6 - 11 March
“alive with nostalgia and irony”
“compellingly vital theatre”
“theatre at its most simple and its most striking”
The Reviews Hub
"unapologetically provocative and... long overdue"
"a compelling evening of theatre for our time"
“an absorbing picture of lives, flickering with anger, compassion and hope”
“a compelling, menacing look at the inner-city streets”
“Anton Cross delivers a remarkable performance”
British Theatre Guide
"a magnificent, stirring production"