News: Rufus Hound to star in world premiere stage production of The Good Life

June 28, 2021
News: Rufus Hound to star in world premiere stage production of The Good Life

A brand new comedy based on the much-loved television series The Good Life is set to make its way to the stage, starring Rufus Hound as Tom Good.

The production will tour to venues across the UK from 7 October, in a new comedy stage production written and directed by Jeremy Sams. The show is based on the classic series by John Esmonde and Bob Larbey.

Marking the first time the iconic characters of the Goods and the Leadbetters will be seen on stage, the show will open at Theatre Royal Bath before visiting Cheltenham Everyman, Salford Lowry, Oxford Playhouse, Cambridge Arts Theatre, Malvern Theatres, Richmond Theatre and Chichester Festival Theatre.

Remember the Goods? Tom and Barbara are suburban eco-warriors, and their next-door neighbours Margo and Jerry Leadbetter are desperately trying to maintain the Surbiton status quo… An uproarious adventure, this new play celebrates a time when, whatever our differences, we still managed to get on with our neighbours.

The Good Life was originally a beloved BBC sitcom starring Richard Briers, Felicity Kendal, Penelope Keith and Paul Eddington.

With further casting yet to be announced, Rufus Hound will star as Tom, with credits including Doctor Who, One Man Two Guvnors, What The Butler Saw, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Present Laughter and The Wind in the Willows, plus many more.

The show features set and costume design by Michael Taylor, lighting design by Mark Henderson, sound design by Fergus O’Hare and casting by Ginny Schiller CDG.

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