Theater: Gently Insidious Slope to Hell

GOOD by C.P. Taylor

"History is a nightmare from which 1 am trying to awake."

—Stephen Dedalus in Ulysses

History is a nightmare into which the antihero of Good sleepwalks. John Haider (Alan Howard) is a decent enough human being. He is kind to his wife Helen (Meg Wynn-Owen), though she is an execrably sloppy homemaker. Even if he has to cook the meal, he sees to it that his three children are properly fed. With his mother (Marjorie Yates), who is blind, senile and bitter, Haider is agonizingly solicitous.

The time is 1933; the place...

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