Fiery Angel presents

Rufus Hound   Preeya Kalidas   Dominic Rowan   Sally Tatum 

The Good Life

Adapted and directed by Jeremy Sams
Based on the television series by John Esmonde and Bob Larbey

Festival Theatre
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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 theatrical reimagining of the TV sitcom that delighted countless millions, starring award-winning actor, presenter and comedian Rufus Hound and West End, television and film star Preeya Kalidas.

Jeremy Sams’s comedy leads the well-loved characters through uproarious adventures; some old, some new and often hilariously familiar.

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

Rufus Hound plays Tom; his extensive list of stage credits include the original West End production of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, One Man Two Guvnors and Everybody’s Talking About Jamie. Preeya Kalidas plays Margo; her film, stage and television credits include Bend It Like Beckham, Bombay Dreams and EastEnders. Dominic Rowan (Stepping Out, A Woman of No Importance, The Crown) plays Jerry; and Sally Tatum (Pennyworth, Episodes, Gaslight) plays Barbara.

Jeremy Sams’s directing credits include the National Theatre’s West End and Broadway revival of Noises Off, the West End musical Spend, Spend, Spend, the international tour of The Sound Of Music and Oklahoma!at Chichester Festival Theatre.

For more than thirty years, John Esmonde and Bob Larbey’s writing partnership was acclaimed for creating some of British sitcom’s greatest classics including Ever Decreasing Circles, Please Sir!, Brush Strokes and Mulberry.

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Cast & Creatives


Cast List

Rufus Hound

Tom Good

Preeya Kalidas

Margo Leadbetter

Dominic Rowan

Jerry Leadbetter

Sally Tatum

Barbara Good

Nigel Betts

Tessa Churchard

Creative team

Cast List

Jeremy Sams

Adapter and Director

Michael Taylor

Set and Costume Designer

Mark Henderson

Lighting Designer

Fergus O'Hare

Sound Designer

Tim Sutton


Ginny Schiller CDG

Casting Director




Pricing Information

Price bands for an event, organised by showing
Performance description Price Bands
Tue - Thu performances£10£18£26£34£39
Fri & Sat performances £10£18£29£38£41
  • Friends and Concessions Tuesday - Thursday: £2 off
  • Groups 8+ Tuesday - Thursday: 10% off
  • All venues: Only one reduction applies per ticket, and all discounts are subject to availability and at the discretion of the Box Office.
  • Festival Theatre: Discounts apply to top three price bands only
  • Friends: Up to four discounted tickets per production
  • For this event: Tickets sold by CFT as agents acting on behalf of the presenting Producer
  • Access tickets may be available for Access Members Log in to your account to see Access seats
  • £5 Prologue Tickets may be available for 16-30 year olds Log in to your account to see Prologue seats


Running Time
approx 2 hours and 10 minutes including the interval
Herbal cigarettes are lit and smoked in one scene during the performance