Good Person

A music-theatre version of Brecht's 'Good Person of Szechwan' 

Devised with Third Year students at East 15 (BA in World Performance)

Performed in February 2022 at Clifftown Theatre [East 15], Southend-on-Sea

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“The little lifeboat is swiftly sent down.
Too many men, too greedily, hold on to it as they drown.”

A trio of gods come to earth in search of enough good people to justify their existence. They find Shen Teh, a good-hearted but penniless prostitute, and make her a gift that enables her to set up her own business. But her goodness brings ruin and she must disguise herself as a man in order to muster sufficient ruthlessness to survive.

This new production by a powerful ensemble is a gender-bending, absurd and dark exploration of what it means to strive for survival in a world bound to hate, judge and betray.

Written by Bertolt Brecht
Translated by John Willet
Directed & Adapted by Emily Louizou

Costume Design by Ioana Curelea

Set & Video Design by Carlos Moral Reis