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Labour Of Love

Noël Coward Theatre

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Martin Freeman and Tamsin Greig star in James Graham's new political romantic comedy Labour Of Love at the Noël Coward Theatre.

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Martin Freeman and Tamsin Greig star in James Graham’s new political romantic comedy Labour Of Love at the Noël Coward Theatre.

Acclaimed upon its West End opening and penned by Graham, the playwright behind recent hits Ink and Finding Neverland, and presented by the renowned companies Michael Grandage Company and Headlong, this politically charged piece is not to be missed.

The razor-sharp comedy reunites Graham and director Jeremy Herrin following their previous collaboration on This House.  It runs at the Noël Coward Theatre for a strictly limited season, playing until 2 December 2017.

Labour MP David Lyons cares about modernisation and “electability”… but his constituency agent, Jean Whittaker cares about principles and her community.

Set away from the Westminster bubble in the party’s traditional northern heartlands, this is a clash of philosophy, culture and class against the backdrop of the Labour Party over 25 years as it moves from Kinnock through Blair into Corbyn… and beyond?

Olivier Award-winning actress Greig plays Jean Whittaker opposite Freeman as Lyons.

Jeremy Herrin is Artistic Director of Headlong. He was Deputy Artistic Director at the Royal Court from 2009 to 2012 and is Co-Chair of Stage Directors UK. Headlong creates exhilarating contemporary theatre: a provocative mix of innovative new writing, reimagined classics and influential twentieth century plays that illuminate our world.

Having been the Artistic Director of the Donmar Warehouse from 2002 to 2012, Michael Grandage set up the Michael Grandage Company and has produced some major shows including Hughie (Broadway), Photograph 51, Henry V, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Peter And Alice and Privates on Parade (West End).

James Graham currently has two shows running in the West End, within a stone’s throw of each other. While Labour Of Love runs at the Noël Coward Theatre, Ink plays next door at the Duke Of York’s Theatre. His previous work also includes This House (National Theatre and West End), Monster Raving Loony (Theatre Royal Plymouth and Soho Theatre) and Privacy (Donmar Warehouse and Public Theater New York).

This production contains strong language.

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Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 27/09/2017

Opening Night: 03/10/2017

Closing Night: 02/12/2017

Running time: 2h45, inc. interval

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Cast & Creative

Cast

David Lyons - Martin Freeman

Jean Whittaker - Tamsin Greig

Elizabeth Lyons - Rachael Stirling

Mr. Shen - Kwong Loke

Len Prior - Dickon Tyrrell

Margot - Susan Wokoma

Creative

Director - Jeremy Herrin

Producer - Michael Grandage Company & Headlong

Designer - Lee Newby

Lighting Designer - Neil Austin

Sound - Paul Arditti

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