David Tennant is getting ready to tred the boards again – this time, in a West End revival of Cecil Philip Taylor‘s award-winning play Good.
Set in 1930s Germany, the play follows John Calder, a liberal Professor who is gradually seduced by Nazism and even ends up rationalizing – in his own mind – the unthinkable horrors of the Holocaust.
Good debuted in London’s West End in 1981 and the role of Calder has been played over the years by actors including Viggo Mortensen, who starred in a 2008 film adaptation, and Charles Dance.
Tennant will star as Calder in a revival directed by Olivier Award winner Dominic Cooke. “Dominic is one of the U.K.’s all-time great theatre directors,” Tennant said in a press statement. “I am really inspired and delighted to finally get a chance to work with him, and especially on a wonderful play like C. P. Taylor’s Good – a fantastic bit of writing that is more pertinent and resonant now than it has ever been.”
Good will run at London’s Playhouse Theatre from October 6 to December 19. Former Doctor Who star Tennant has taken on various stage roles over the years, including starring in a production of Shakespeare’s Richard II which ran at London’s Barbican and then New York’s Brooklyn Academy of Music in 2016.
On screen, you can catch him next in British murder-mystery miniseries Deadwater Fell, which premieres in the U.S. on Acorn TV in April. Tennant, who recently described himself as “promiscuous with genres” in terms of the projects he takes on, has also signed up to star in a new TV adaptation of Around the World in 80 Days.
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