Good Grief

Penelope Keith played a feisty widow in Keith Waterhouse’s adaptation of his own novel. This No.1 touring production was produced by Theatre Royal Bath, where it also opened.

“Tom Littler’s direction was quite remarkable. To watch a play where the direction was so realistic was a breath of fresh air.”
Jordan Eaton, A Younger Theatre

★★★★ Public Reviews

★★★★ “Keith’s terrific performance as June lights up the show. Penelope Keith has been a much-admired actress for many decades now. Yet I was left wondering whether she has ever given a stronger performance than she does here, in her comic but heartfelt portrait of this unpretentious, down-to-earth, northern-accented woman, coming to terms with the hard but endurable fact that now her husband is gone, no-one really gives a damn about her.”
Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman


Penelope Keith, Christopher Ravenscroft, Flora Montgomery, Jonathan Firth

Creative Team

Designer – Simon Kenny
Lighting Designer – Tim Mascall
Sound Designer – George Dennis