Susan Brown will join the cast of Good People when the show transfers to the Nöel Coward Theatre from 10 April.
The actress joins Imelda Staunton, Lloyd Owen, Lorraine Ashbourne, Matthew Barker and Angel Coulby, whose performances in David Lindsay-Abaire’s drama were first seen at the Hampstead Theatre earlier this year.
Jonathan Kent’s production, which plays a limited West End season until 14 June, is set in South Boston and charts the story of single mother Margie as she struggles to provide for her daughter. The arrival of an old flame gives her hope, but when she turns up at a party hoping to find employment events take a turn for the worse and her deepest darkest secrets are on the brink of being revealed.
Taking over from June Watson in the role of Margie’s landlady Dottie, Brown returns to the London stage following recent performances in Phyllida Lloyd’s all-female Julius Caesar and Making Noise Quietly at the Donmar Warehouse, and If You Don’t Let Us Dream, We Won’t Let You Sleep at the Royal Court. On screen, the actress has appeared in films including The Iron Lady and television series including Game Of Thrones, Broadchurch and Call The Midwife.
Good People, which was described by The Telegraph’s Charles Spencer as “tough, genuinely funny and often deeply moving” when it opened at the Hampstead Theatre last month, will play a 10-week season at the Nöel Coward Theatre before the world premiere of Shakespeare In Love in July.