Wednesday 24 October 2012
Everyman, Cheltenham

Good Grief

Good Grief

Starring Penelope Keith.

Adapted by Keith Waterhouse from his own best-selling comic novel, Good Grief tells the story of June Pepper, the recently bereaved widow of the editor of a tabloid newspaper, who discovers that there is far more to life than death.

Following her late husband’s instructions to keep a journal of her feelings, June concludes 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.

The play features that sparkling combination of wry humour and poignancy which characterises Keith Waterhouse’s writing – his work for the stage includes Billy Liar, Our Song and Jeffrey Bernard is Unwell. Penelope Keith is one of Britain’s best-loved actresses, known to millions for her television roles in The Good Life and To the Manor Born. She is equally at home on the boards and has starred in many productions including The Rivals and Blithe Spirit.