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The Good Times

21st Oct 2019

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ba bum ba bum

as I’m eating my toast

ba bum ba bum

on the bus to school

ba bum ba bum as I’m in my room

ba bum ba bum ba bum ba bum

all the time, I’d be sat there

thinking about death


Did you hear the one about the stand-up going to jail? The one where she loses her job and her friends don’t text her anymore? It’s a good one, promise. 


The Good Times is a new play about the limits of forgiveness by Tom Lodge. Unnerving and humorous, it examines celebrity culture and the duties of power as it jumps between group therapy, faded conversations and surreal chorus musings. Supported by The Young Vic as part of The Young Director's Program, and Sheffield Theatre’s Making Room Summer Residencies



Tom Lodge is a working-class playwright from North Yorkshire, with an interest in formally inventive, politically engaged work. He is a graduate of the HighTide Academy, Royal Court Introductory Group and Soho Theatre Writer’s Lab. His work has been performed at Sheffield Theatres, Theatre503, The Lion and Unicorn Theatre, and the Bunker Theatre.


Matilda Reith is a Genesis-shortlisted director who has worked with Out of Joint, Royal & Derngate, Oxford Playhouse, The Royal Exchange, Theatr Clwyd, Camden People's Theatre, The Pleasance, and New Diorama. She is next directing the international tour of WALKING TO JERUSALEM written and performed by Justin Butcher. 



Running time: 65 minutes 

Age guidance: 16+

Trigger warning: Allusions to sexual violence, language, reference to alcohol and drug use, suicidal thoughts

Warning: Features loud music