The world premiere production of Arinzé Kene’s good dog will open at the Watford Palace Theatre in February before embarking on a UK tour. Chronicling Britain’s multi-cultural communities and the everyday injustices that cause people to fight back and take control, Kene asks: does everyone who is good get what they deserve?
From the star of Crazyhead, Eastenders and Youngers, Arinzé Kene returns to writing for theatre for the first time since God’s Property in 2013. This high energy monologue tells of what it is like to grow up in an area unified by class and survival, and what happens when you lose faith in being good.
The inspiration for the piece came from Kene’s desire to imagine what inspired his friends and community to riot during the Summer 2011 – not only in London but beyond the capital as well.
Directed by tiata fahodzi’s artistic director Natalie Ibu, good dog will run at the Watford Palace Theatre from the 14th to the 18th February 2017, before embarking on a UK tour with dates yet to be confirmed.
Arinzé Kene is a British Nigerian stage writer and actor. Credits include Misty, Bush Theatre; God’s Property, Soho Theatre; Little Baby Jesus and Estate Walls, Ovalhouse Theatre and screen feature films Seekers and Cure.
tiata fahodzi theatre company creates inclusive theatre that illuminates the mixed and multiple experience of the African diaspora in Britain today. Past productions include bricks and pieces by award-winning Charlene James, i know all the secrets in my world and belong by award-winning Bola Agbaje who cites tiata fahodzi’s production of the gods are not to blame in 2005 as her inspiration to write.
good dog will run at the Watford Palace Theatre from the 14th to the 18th February 2017.