Labour of Love

Noel Coward Theatre
St Martin's Lane, London

Public Previews: 15 September 2017
Opens: 25 September 2017
Closes: 2 December 2017

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Show times
Monday at 7.30pm
Tuesday at 7.30pm
Wednesday at 2.30pm and 7.30pm
Thursday at 7.30pm
Friday at 7.30pm
Saturday at 2.30pm and 7.30pm
Sunday no show
Note: Sat 16 Sep at 7.30pm
Note: Wed 20 Sep at 7.30pm
Note: Mon 25 Sep at 7.00pm only
Note: Thu 2 Nov no shows
Note: Thu 16 Nov no shows

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Labour of Love

The World Premiere of James Graham's new comedy Labour of Love in London starring Martin Freeman and Sarah Lancashire

The Labour MP David Lyons cares about modernisation and what he says is 'electability' while his constituency agent, Jean Whittaker, cares about principles and her community. Set in the Labour Party's traditional northern heartlands, away from the Central London 'Westminster Bubble' - the scene is set for a clash of philosophy, culture and class against the backdrop of the past 25 years when the Labour Party has moved on from Neil Kinnock through Tony Blair into Jeremy Corbyn... and beyond?

The cast features Martin Freeman as 'David Lyons MP' and Sarah Lancashire as 'Jean Whittaker'. Directed by Jeremy Herrin. Presented as a co-production between the Michael Grandage Company and Headlong.

James Graham's theatre credits include the acclaimed political play This House which was staged at the Garrick Theatre in 2016 when Fiona Mountford in the London Evening Standard praised it as being "magnificently sharp and witty" and Dominic Cavendish in the Daily Telegraph hailed it as being "the most intelligent, entertaining and informative political drama of this decade."

Martin Freeman's London theatre credits include the title role in Jamie Lloyd's revival of William Shakespeare's Richard III at the Trafalgar Studios in 2014, he was also in the original cast of Bruce Norris' play Clybourne Park at the Royal Court Theatre in 2010. Sarah Lancashire's West End credits include co-starring as 'Joyce' in the George Stiles and Anthony Drewe's musical Betty Blue Eyes at the Novello Theatre in 2011. Jeremy Herrin's theatre credits include Duncan Macmillan's new play People, Places and Things at the Wyndham's Theatre in 2016; Jennifer Haley's play The Nether at the Duke of York's Theatre in 2015; Mike Poulton's stage adaptation of Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies at the Aldwych Theatre in 2014; Alan Ayckbourn's comedy Absent Friends at the Harold Pinter Theatre in 2012; Ariel Dorfman's play Death and the Maiden at the Harold Pinter Theatre in 2011; and Polly Stenham's play That Face at the Duke of York's Theatre in 2008.

Labour of Love in London at the Noel Coward Theatre public previews from 15 September 2017, opens on 25 September 2017 and closes 2 December 2017