'C. P. Taylor's Good is an original and intelligent play, light in texture but serious in content, that tries to work out how decent, liberal, humane men came to be swept up by the Nazi juggernaut.' - Michael Billington, Guardian
C. P. Taylor was born in Glasgow in 1929 but lived in Northumberland for the last twenty years of his life. He wrote over fifty plays for the theatre and televisions, many of them first performed at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh. These include Bread and Butter (1966), The Black and White Minstrels (1972), Schippel (1974), Walter and Some Enchanted Evening (both 1977). Bandits was staged by the Royal Shakespeare Company at the Warehouse, London, in 1977. He was closely associated with a community theatre group in Newcvastle, The Live Theatre Company, for which he wrote, among others, And A Nightingale Sang... (1977) which was subsequently seen at the Queen's Theatre, Lodnon (1979) and on tour. He wrote a great deal for children and young people in the North East, with plays such as Operation Elvis (1978), The Magic Island (1979) and Happy Lies (1981). Good was first performed at the RSC Warehouse, London in September 1981. Cecil Taylor died in December 1981.