In what will be a co-production between English Touring Theatres and Sheffield Theatres, The Lyric Hammersmith will showcase The Good Person of Szechwan in 2023. The production will see Nina Segal adapt Bertolt Brecht’s 20th-century play for present day contemporary audiences and will begin previews in London on April 15th, with an official opening night scheduled for April 20th, and performances running until May 13th.
The plot of The Good Person of Szechwan follows three gods as they search for a truly honest person. When they find Shen Te, the gods reward her appropriately, but sometimes financial gain doesn’t always lead to eternal happiness.
The Good Person of Szechwan will be directed by Anthony Lau, and will feature lighting design by Jessica Hung Han Yun and design by Georgia Lowe. The remainder of the creative team and full casting will be announced at a later date.
Speaking of the forthcoming production, Lyric Hammersmith artistic director Rachel O’Riordan commented “Nina Segal is a writer with huge heart, and I am so excited for what she and director Anthony Lau reimagine for this extraordinary story of human resilience and the power of compassion… Brecht’s passionate, humane and moving portrait of a community will be something we can all relate to”.
Performances of The Good Person of Szechwan will be at Lyric Hammersmith from April 15th, 2023.