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

 

31 January – 2 February

Watford Palace Theatre, Watford

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5 February

The Quarry Theatre, Bedford

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7 – 8 February

Sheffield Theatres, Sheffield

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9 February

Northern Stage, Newcastle

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12 – 13 February

Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

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14 – 16 February

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

 
23 February
Creative Foundation, Folkestone
 

26 – 27 February

Stantonbury Theatre, Milton Keynes

 
28 February
RADA, London
 
5 March
Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge
 
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
 
 

Reviews

 

★★★★

“alive with nostalgia and irony”

WhatsOnStage 

 

★★★★

“compellingly vital theatre”

The Stage

 

★★★★★

theatre at its most simple and its most striking”

The Reviews Hub

 

★★★★★

"unapologetically provocative and... long overdue" 

WhatsOn Midlands

 

★★★★

"a compelling evening of theatre for our time"

LiveTheatreUK

 

“an absorbing picture of lives, flickering with anger, compassion and hope”

The Times

 

“a compelling, menacing look at the inner-city streets”

The Telegraph

 

“a remarkable performance”

British Theatre Guide

 

"a magnificent, stirring production"

Audience Bulldog 

 

 

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