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Good Things

Good Things

By Liz Lochhead
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Paperback : 9781854598547, 96 pages, April 2005


A bittersweet romantic comedy about finding love later in life, from "Scotland's greatest living dramatist" Scotland on Sunday.

Suddenly single and with the dreaded "Big Five-0" staring her in the face, Susan also has to cope with a father in his second childhood, a daughter in the throes of aggravated adolescence and an ex who, unfortunately, still has the power to wound...

Set in the charity shop where Susan is a volunteer, Good Things is a poignant, hilarious play with a lot to say about finding love the second (or third or fourth) time. It was conceived by Lochhead as a loosely thematic sequel to her earlier play Perfect Days (Traverse Theatre, 1998).

Liz Lochhead's Good Things was first performed by Borderline Theatre Company, in association with the Byre Theatre, St Andrews and Perth Theatre, at the Tron Theatre, Glasgow in September 2004, prior to an extensive national tour.

Good Things is also available in the volume Liz Lochhead: Five Plays.


"Popular theatre that tackles a real contemporary issue with terrific theatrical energy and skill."

- Joyce McMillan, Scotsman

"Delightful... as funny, as touching, and yet as emotionally true as anything this supremely humane writer has yet produced."

- The Times****

"A pan-generational smash hit in the making."

- The Herald, Scotland