Hello Georgie, Goodbye Best at The Space


London theatre news: Monday 5 July 2021


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Following a successful tour, Cheese at Fourpence Theatre company are reviving ‘Hello Georgie, Goodbye Best' for a post-pandemic audience at The Space.
Hello Georgie, Goodbye Best at The Space

Image courtesy The Space


Hello Georgie, Goodbye Best is a fictional account of the turbulent 1971 weekend George Best spent in the Islington flat of Irish actress and intimate friend, Sinéad Cusack.


The show will be at The Space from 27 July to 5 August 2021.


Here's the trailer ...



Following a successful tour (Soho, Belfast, Edinburgh), Cheese at Fourpence Theatre company revive 'Hello Georgie, Goodbye Best for a post-pandemic audience.


Written, performed and produced by Robbie Martin and Rafaela Elliston, the 2 week run at the Space is being directed by the Space's Associate Director, Sepy Baghaei.


Artistic Director of The Space, Adam Hemming, said ...


"We're thrilled to be hosting this accomplished piece, centring on a fascinating moment in history.


Although it happened 50 years ago, the themes of being trapped inside your home and dealing with changes in your life will certainly resonate with audiences in 2021."


Show listing information


Synopsis


'Hello Georgie, Goodbye Best' is a reimagining of the turbulent weekend footballing legend George Best spent in the Islington flat of Irish actress and intimate friend, Sinead Cusack, in 1971.


George, who was dropped from the Man United for missing training, unbeknownst to anyone journeyed to London regardless and paid a visit to Sinead Cusack.


The play looks at the time spent in her flat and their relationship, which was put under great strain after George's whereabouts were discovered and hordes of press and adoring fans mobbed the flat, entrapping them both there for three days.


Cast


Robbie Martin

Rafaela Elliston


Creatives


Author: Rafaela Elliston, Robbie Martin, Mark Gillespie (script development)

Venue


The Space
269 Westferry Road
London
E14 3RS


Dates


From: Tuesday 27 July 2021

Closed: Thursday 5 August 2021

Tickets


Standard: £15

Concessions: £12


Links


Show website
ActDrop full listing for Hello Georgie, Goodbye Best

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