good dog by Arinzé Kene

20-23 March

The coming of age story by award-winning writer Arinze Kene returns to stage

The return of Arinzé Kene’s interrogation of multi-cultural community and the pressures of doing good even while facing challenges and injustice.

Mum’s promised him that bike so even when school or homelife bites, he knows to keep his chin up, his head down and his shirt clean. No harsh word, no sudden push to the ground will distract him from growing up to be a good man. Because in the end, everyone who’s good gets what they deserve. Don’t they?

good dog – set during the early noughties – tells the story of growing up in a multi-cultural community, and the everyday injustices that drive people to take back control.

Delicately observed and fearlessly told by writer Arinzé Kene (Netflix’s Crazyhead, Eastenders, Channel 4’s Youngers, West End smash Girl From the North Country, and Misty at Bush Theatre).

good dog is presented by tiata fahodzi and Tara Finney Productions in association with Watford Palace Theatre

Please note: there is use of strobe and haze in the show

The running time of good dog is 2hrs 30mins (including interval)

Reviews/ Press

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ The Stage
“This marks Kene out as one of the most talented British playwrights around at the moment.”

⭐⭐⭐⭐ Spy in the Stalls
‘Kwaku Mills gives a commendable spirited performance holding the audience in the palm of his hand’

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ The Reviews Hub
‘good dog is theatre at its most simple and its most striking’

⭐⭐⭐⭐ WhatsOnStage
‘A finely observed new play’