Ian Rickson will direct Damian Lewis in a new production of Edward Albee’s The Goat, Or Who Is Sylvia? which will open at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in March next year. Widely regarded as his late masterpiece, Edward’s play is brought back to the London stage following his recent death.
Damian was last seen on the London stage in a production of David Mamet’s American Buffalo, and he now returns to play Edward’s central character Martin. The Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning actor is best known for his roles on screen in Homeland and Wolf Hall, and most recently Billions. He has also regularly returned to the stage performing at the National Theatre and the Almeida as well as in the West End.
A darkly comic and disturbing view on the collapse of familial relationships, The Goat, Or Who Is Sylvia? has all of Edward’s characteristically witty tones, as well as being a deeply tragic portrayal of a couple and their teenage son in crisis when the father embarks on an improbable and impossible love affair, from which there is no return.
Tickets for the strictly limited 12 week season, which will begin with previews on 24 March 2017 with an opening night on 5 April 2017, can be purchased through the show’s official website.
You can purchase tickets for the Theatre Royal Haymarket’s current production of The Libertine through us, here.