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
A co-production with tiata fahodzi in association with Watford Palace Theatre
31 January – 2 February
Watford Palace Theatre, Watford
The Quarry Theatre, Bedford
7 – 8 February
Sheffield Theatres, Sheffield
Northern Stage, Newcastle
12 – 13 February
Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough
14 – 16 February
Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh
Creative Foundation, Folkestone
26 – 27 February
Stantonbury Theatre, Milton Keynes
Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge
6 – 9 March
Birmingham Rep Theatre, Birmingham
11 – 12 March
The North Wall Arts Centre, Oxford
E.M. Forster Theatre, Tonbridge
14 – 16 March
Salisbury Playhouse, Salisbury
20 – 23 March
Bernie Grant Arts Centre, London
“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”
“a remarkable performance”
British Theatre Guide
"a magnificent, stirring production"