Remember the Goods - Tom and Barbara, suburban eco-warriors? And their next-door neighbours Margo and Jerry Leadbetter, desperately trying to maintain the Surbiton status quo?

Well, they’re back – and on stage for the first time in The Good Life, a theatrical reimagining of the TV sitcom that delighted countless millions, starring award-winning actor, presenter and comedian Rufus Hound as Tom and West End, television and film star Preeya Kalidas as Margo.

Jeremy Sams’s comedy leads the well-loved characters through uproarious adventures; some old, some new and often hilariously familiar.

This new play celebrates a time when, whatever our differences, we still managed to get on with our neighbours.

Rufus Hound’s extensive list of stage credits include the original West End production of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, One Man Two Guvnors and Everybody's Talking About Jamie. Preeya Kalidas’s film, stage and television credits include Bend It Like Beckham, Bombay Dreams and EastEnders. Jeremy Sams's directing credits include the National Theatre's West End and Broadway revival of Noises Off, the West End musical Spend, Spend, Spend, the international tour of The Sound of Music and Oklahoma! at Chichester Festival Theatre.


For more than thirty years, John Esmonde and Bob Larbey’s writing partnership was acclaimed for creating some of British sitcom’s greatest classics including Ever Decreasing Circles, Please Sir!, Brush Strokes and Mulberry.

Producer Fiery Angel’s numerous West End productions include Touching The VoidHairspray; Home, I’m Darling; Long Day’s Journey Into Night; The Ladykillers; Ghost StoriesMary Stuart and the inaugural West End season of the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company. Their production of The 39 Steps has been presented worldwide, winning Olivier, Tony and Molière Awards.

Tour Dates 2021

  • Tue 19 - Sat 23 OctCheltenhamEverymanBox Office01242 572 573BOOK NOW
  • Tue 26 - Sat 30 OctSalfordLowryBox Office0343 208 6000BOOK NOW
  • Tue 2 - Sat 6 NovOxfordPlayhouseBox Office01865 305 305BOOK NOW
  • Tue 9 - Sat 13 NovCambridgeArts TheatreBox Office01223 503 333BOOK NOW
  • Tue 16 - Sat 20 NovMalvernMalvern TheatresBox Office01684 892277BOOK NOW
  • Tue 23 - Sat 27 NovRichmondRichmond TheatreBox Office0844 871 7615*BOOK NOW
  • Tue 30 Nov - Sat 4 DecChichesterFestival TheatreBox Office01243 781 312BOOK NOW

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