tiata fahodzi and Tara Finney Productions, in association with Watford Palace Theatre, have announced that Kwaku Mills will star in the revival of Arinzé Kene’s good dog. Directed by tiata fahodzi’s Artistic Director Natalie Ibu, good dog will open at Watford Palace Theatre before touring to venues including Sheffield Theatres, Northern Stage, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Birmingham REP, North Wall Arts Centre and Salisbury Playhouse.
Set during the early noughties, good dog tells the story of growing up in a multi-cultural community, and the everyday injustices that drive people to take back control. The inspiration for Kene’s delicately observed and fearlessly-told play stemmed from a desire to imagine what drove his friends and community to riot in the summer of 2011 – in London and beyond – but it has become a chronicle of a community struggling to survive and fighting back.
Commenting on the announcement, Kwaku Mills said: “I’m beyond excited to be joining good dog. I’ve admired Arinze‘s work fora while now, so it’s a real honour to get to perform his words. It’s such a vibrant, intelligent urgent play, and a gift of a character to work on.”
The 2019 national tour of good dog is supported by Arts Council England.
Thurs 31st Jan – Sat 2nd Feb Watford Palace Theatre, Watford
Tues 5th Feb The Quarry Theatre, Bedford
Thurs 7th – Sat 8th Feb Crucible Studio, Sheffield
Sat 9th Feb Northern Stage, Newcastle
Tues 12th – Wed 13th Feb Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough
Thurs 14th – Sat 16th Feb Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh
Sat 23rd Feb Folkestone Quarterhouse, Folkestone
Tues 26th – Wed 27th Feb Stantonbury Theatre, Milton Keynes
Thurs 28th Feb RADA, London
Tues 5th Mar Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells
Wed 6th – Sat 9th Mar The Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Birmingham
Mon 11th – Tues 12th Mar The North Wall Arts Centre, Oxford
Wed 13th Mar E.M. Forster Theatre, Tonbridge
Thurs 14th – Sat 16th Mar Salisbury Playhouse, Salisbury
Wed 20th – Sat 23rd Mar Bernie Grant Arts Centre, London
Photo credit: Wasi Daniju