Main House Rufus Hound

The Good Life

Fiery Angel by Jeremy Sams, based on the TV series by John Esmonde and Bob Larbey
  • 7 - 16 October
The Good Life

Event Information

Evenings 7.30pm
Matinees Wednesday & Saturday 2.30pm
Press Night - Thursday 14 October 7pm

Thu 7 — Sat 16 Oct

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 theatre reimagining of the TV sitcom that delighted countless millions in the 1970s.

Jeremy Sams’ play leads the well-loved characters (not forgetting Geraldine the goat) through various adventures, some old, some new, all hilarious and often (even today) worryingly familiar.

RUFUS HOUND’s extensive list of stage credits include the original West End production of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, One Man Two Guvnors, Wind in the Willows at London’s Palladium and Everybody’s Talking About Jamie and Theatre Royal Bath Productions’ What The Butler Saw.

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

Thursday 7 – Saturday 16 October

Evenings 7.30pm

Matinees Wednesday & Saturday 2.30pm

Press Night – Thursday 14 October 7pm

Tickets from £29

A booking fee of £1.75 per ticket applies

Jeremy Sams is a multi award-winning director, writer, translator, orchestrator, musical director, film composer and lyricist. His directing credits include the National Theatre’s 2000 West End and Broadway revival of Noises Off; the West End musical Spend, Spend, Spend and the international tour of The Sound of Music.

For more than thirty years, John Esmonde and Bob Larbey‘s writing partnership was responsible 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 Void; Hairspray; Fleabag; Home, I’m Darling; Long Day’s Journey Into Night; The Ladykillers; Ghost Stories and Mary Stuart. The company’s production of The 39 Steps has been presented worldwide, winning Olivier, Tony and Moliere awards.

Box Office phonelines are currently open from 10am – 6pm Monday – Saturday.

Doors open 30 minutes prior to the performance, unless otherwise stated.

Tickets for Main House productions may include a £2 building levy.

Please see the ACCESS page for details regarding our Access Register and associated discounts.

A booking fee of £1.75 per ticket applies to all bookings.

Standby tickets and standing spaces are currently unavailable

There is a lift for wheelchair users from the Theatre foyer to the Stalls and Royal Circle levels. The Dress Circle and Grand Circle are stair access only.

Full booking terms & conditions can be found here