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David Tennant. Photo by Georgia Tennant.

David Tennant. Photo by Georgia Tennant.

London Theatre News Today: Tuesday 11 February

Kitty Underwood

By Kitty Underwood First Published 11 February 2020, Last Updated 14 February 2020

David Tennant returns to the West End

It was announced this morning that David Tennant will be coming to the West End in a new production of C.P. Taylor’s Good. This marks the launch of Dominic Cooke and Kate Horton’s new company Fictionhouse, and will play at the Playhouse Theatre for a strictly limited season from Tuesday 6 October.

The play follows John Halder, a ‘good man’ and a German professor through the turbulence of the growing threat of WWII as he gets swept along in forces bigger than himself.

On the news, David Tennant said:

‘Dominic is one of the UK’s all-time great theatre directors. I am really inspired and delighted to finally get a chance to work with him, and especially on a wonderful play like C P Taylor’s GOOD – a fantastic bit of writing that is more pertinent and resonant now than it has ever been.’

Tickets go on sale tomorrow at midday, so if you’re reading this in the future, use the link below to snap up some tickets before they go!

David Tennant. Photo by Georgia Tennant.David Tennant. Photo by Georgia Tennant

Winners announced for Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards

The winners have been announced for the 2019 Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards. Big winners included Andrew Scott with Best Actor for Present Laughter; Sam Tutty with Most Promising Newcomer for Dear Evan Hansen; Hammed Animashaun with Best Shakespearean Performance of the Year for A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Sharon D. Clarke and Juliet Stevenson, who tied and jointly won Best Actress, for Death Of A Salesman and The Doctor respectively.

A Very Expensive Poison won both Best New Play and Best Designer, with Come From Away scooping up another accolade for Best Musical. Jamie Lloyd was awarded Best Director for Betrayal, Evita and Cyrano De Bergerac, his three productions in the last year. Jasmine Lee-Jones was awarded Most Promising Playwright for her play Seven Methods Of Killing Kylie Jenner, which ran at the Royal Court Theatre last year.

Juliet Stevenson and Joy Richardson in The Doctor. Photo by Manuel HarlanJuliet Stevenson and Joy Richardson in The Doctor. Photo by Manuel Harlan

New production photos for Leopoldstadt

Leopoldstadt have released production photos, giving us a first look at the much-awaited new Tom Stoppard play. Check out the beautiful costumes and set design below!

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