RETURNING to Malvern’s Festival Theatre next week will be one of Britain’s best loved actresses.

Penelope Keith, known to millions for her television roles in series such as The Good Life, will be starring in the Royal Bath Production of Good Grief for one week from Monday, November 12, having appeared several times at Malvern in recent years. The most recent was a couple of years ago in The Rivals, when she played alongside Peter Bowles, with whom she had starred in television’s To the Manor Born.
Adapted by Keith Waterhouse from his own best-selling comic novel, Good Grief tells the story of June Pepper, the recently bereaved widow of the editor of a tabloid newspaper, who discovers there is far more to life than death.

Following her late husband's instructions to keep a journal of her feelings, June concludes that grieving is not the straightforward process she had imagined...especially when she finds herself surprisingly drawn to a stranger she sees wearing her husband’s suit!

Good Grief features that sparkling combination of wry humour and poignancy which characterised Waterhouse’s extensive writing.
Tickets cost from £13.50-£28.50, under 26s £8. To book call the box office on 01684 892 277 or visit