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.

 

good dog embarks on a second national tour from January – March 2019.

Cast & Crew

 

Boy Kwaku Mills

 

Director Natalie Ibu
Designer Amelia Jane Hankin
Lighting Designer Zoe Spurr
Sound Designer Helen Skiera

 

A co-production with tiata fahodzi in association with Watford Palace Theatre

 

 

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Tour Dates

 

14 – 16 February

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

19 – 21 February

Theatre Peckham, London

 
23 February
Creative Foundation, Folkestone
 

26 – 27 February

Stantonbury Theatre, Milton Keynes

 
28 February
RADA, London
 
6 – 9 March
Birmingham Rep Theatre, Birmingham 
 
11 – 12 March
The North Wall Arts Centre, Oxford
 
13 March
E.M. Forster Theatre, Tonbridge
 
14 – 16 March
Salisbury Playhouse, Salisbury
 
20 – 23 March
Bernie Grant Arts Centre, London
 
 

Previous Tour Dates

 

 
31 January – 2 February

Watford Palace Theatre, Watford

 

5 February

The Quarry Theatre, Bedford

 

7 – 8 February

Sheffield Theatres, Sheffield

 

9 February

Northern Stage, Newcastle

 

12 – 13 February

Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

Reviews

 

★★★★★

“This marks Kene out as one of the most talented British playwrights around at the moment”

The Stage

 

★★★★

“Raging energy and…chuckle-out-loud observational humour”

The Spy in the Stalls

 

★★★★1/2

“I cannot recommend this play highly enough”

Fairy Powered Productions

 

★★★★

“This story touches the depths of your existence, no matter if you’ve ever been in this boy’s shoes or you’ve just realised watching how bittersweet happiness turns out to be”

Theatre Full Stop

 

★★★★

“funny and tragic, often at the same time”

Afridiziak

 

“thought-provoking, immersive and humorous right from the outset”

Brits and Pieces

 

“the production is a roller-coaster of storytelling, and further proof that Arinze Kene is quickly becoming one of the most crucial voices in contemporary British theatre”

London Box Office

 

“good dog is a compelling performance like no other”

Nights Out In Newcastle

 

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