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The Good Person of Szechwan

'What is the cost of being good?'

In its 80th anniversary, Brecht’s popular play is brought bang up to date in a new version by Nina Segal, directed by Anthony Lau

Three gods search for just one honest person on earth to justify humanity’s existence. Finding Shen Te, penniless but principled, they reward her with a life-changing amount of cash. But starting her own business in a money centred, unequal society, her fortune soon turns to frustration as the more kindness she shows, the more complicated life becomes.

Commissioned by ETT and co-produced by ETT, Sheffield Theatres and The Lyric Hammersmith Theatre


Sheffield Theatres

11 Mar - 1 Apr 2023 Tickets →

Lyric Hammersmith Theatre

15 Apr - 13 May 2023 Tickets →

Creative Team


Nina Segal


Anthony Lau


Georgia Lowe