Labour of Love

Noel Coward Theatre

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Politics has always provided us with some of the juiciest flourishes of fiction, whether they take the forms of Shakespeare’s conspiratorial efforts like Julius Caesar or modern comedies that grace television screens. In 2017 this is only cemented further as James Graham returns with his latest political play in the form of Labour Of Love, a comedic take on matters in Northern England that boasts some big talent working to bring it to life.

Martin Freeman plays David Lyons MP in the production alongside Tamsin Greig as his constituency agent Jean Whittaker. Together, in a northern constituency, they are at odds over the attitudes they bring to the table. Lyons is interested in his popularity and the odds of getting elected, whilst Whittaker has a more principled approach to politics. This humorous take on events beyond Westminster will surely provide a memorable evening at the theatre, particularly with top talent in lead roles and a stand-out director – Jeremy Herrin – calling the shots.

This is the latest in a long line of political plays that have been penned by James Graham, who previously provided a show that coincided with the 2015 General Election in the form of The Vote, whilst his other shows like This House, Monster Raving Loony and Privacy, amongst others. He has many fans and there’s no doubt that he will cement his status as a stand-out writer in 2017.

His new play Labour Of Love, starring Martin Freeman and Tamsin Greig with Jeremy Herring directing, runs at the Noel Coward Theatre in London’s West End from September 2017.

Note: Sarah Lancashire was originally cast as Jean Whittaker but this part will now be played by Tamsin Greig

Booking From: Wednesday, 29th November 2017

Booking Until: Saturday, 2nd December 2017

Venue Information

Noel Coward Theatre
85-88 St Martin's Lane

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