Looking Good Dead at New Theatre Cardiff

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Date of travel

September, 2021

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Your husband, wife or partner

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Senior price: £34.50 each, seats in front row of Circle (good choice)

Touring theatres around the UK until February 2022

Looking Good Dead is a thriller, starting off with a murder rather than leading up to one. The two main characters are husband (played by Adam Woodyatt of Eastenders fame) and wife (played by Gaynor Faye of Coronation Street fame). A great combination with little bits of bickering here and there, but generally you get the impression they get on well together. The teenage son is typically whingy and whiney about parents always arguing – we’ve all heard it before!

The plot revolves around the husband, Tom Bryce, finding a USB memory stick on a train which his son eventually hacks into to discover a live video feed. Lots of twists and turns, S&M undertones, dodgy business dealings, and some light relief from Inspector Grace and the police. Not going to give the plot away!

Very good performances all round, especially Adam and Gaynor who expertly escaped their TV ‘soap’ characters making for an entertaining and enjoyable evening. Not a full house as normal, but audience members were kept closer together rather than spread out around the theatre to create a better atmosphere.

We like the New Theatre in Cardiff as it is in the centre of town with plenty of hotels nearby for an overnight stay. The Millennium theatre in the Bay is newer and much bigger, of course, with plenty of restaurants and bigger hotels within walking distance. There are easy transport links and lots to see in Cardiff, so we always try to stay for 2-3 nights – especially if there is a show on at both venues.


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