Preview: National Theatre Live screening of GOOD at Theatre Royal Winchester

Preview: National Theatre Live screening of GOOD at Theatre Royal Winchester

Theatre Royal Winchester hosts a cinema screening of National Theatre Live’s GOOD, on Thursday 20 April.

GOOD is set at the start of the Second World War when an intelligent German professor, John Halder, finds himself pulled into a movement with unthinkable consequences.

One of Britain’s most powerful, political plays, GOOD stars David Tennant (Doctor Who, Broadchurch, Good Omens) – who makes a much-anticipated return to the West End, with Elliot Levey (Coriolanus) and Sharon Small (The Bay, Downton Abbey).

Written by British playwright Cecil Philip Taylor (known as C.P. Taylor), this reimagining is directed by multi award-winning theatre, film and TV director, Dominic Cooke (director of the award-winning National Theatre production, Follies starring Imelda Staunton; the BAFTA-nominated series, The Hollow Crown – Wars of the Roses featuring Benedict Cumberbatch and Hugh Bonneville; and On Chesil Beach with Saoirse Ronan and Emily Watson).

This year Theatre Royal Winchester announced it would host a number of screenings of filmed performances of National Theatre productions, filmed across London’s West End, with a live-stream performance from the Harold Pinter Theatre (GOOD). Already audiences have enjoyed The Crucible Othello and Life of Pi. Still to come is Best of Enemies exploring late 1960’s American morals. The National Theatre Live productions feature well-known faces from stage and screen and are produced by award-winning crews.

The screenings at the theatre are possible following the installation of a laser projector, cinema screen, live streaming equipment and surround sound system in summer 2021. Play to the Crowd – the charity that runs the theatre – was able to complete this project thanks to a grant by the Garfield Weston Foundation, which awarded the charity money to help it continue to improve and extend its offer, accessibility and audience experience.

  • GOOD will be at Theatre Royal Winchester on Thursday 20 April at 7pm. Coming up: Best of Enemies on Monday 5 June at 7.30pm. For more information or to book tickets visit or call 01962 840 440.
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