1 theatre: good GRIEF Penelope Keith, the actress still best known to millions as Margo Leadbetter in The Good Life, returns to the Capital to star in a new production of Keith Waterhouse’s classic comedy Good Grief, at the King’s Theatre.
• THEATRE Good Grief: Penelope Keith, the actress still best known to millions as Margo Leadbetter in The Good Life, returns to the Capital to star in a new production of Keith Waterhouse’s classic comedy Good Grief, at the King’s Theatre.
Adapted from the best-selling novel of the same name, the play tells the story of June Pepper, recently bereaved widow of the editor of a tabloid newspaper, as she discovers there is far more to life than death.
Following her late husband’s instructions to keep a journal of her feelings, June finds that grieving is not the straightforward process she had imagined, especially when she finds herself surprisingly drawn to a stranger she sees wearing her husband’s suit.
It’s a role the actress knows well, having first played June Pepper a decade ago.
“It’s a very hopeful play and gives a fascinating insight into a woman’s mind, really,” she says.
Keith, who last appeared at the King’s in Blithe Spirit, is joined on stage by Jonathan Firth and Christopher Ravenscroft. Good Grief, King’s Theatre, Leven Street, 7.30pm, £14-£27.50, 0131-529 6000
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