The Michael Grandage Company and Headlong have report that they will present the world première of James Graham’s new play Labour of Love, starring Martin Freeman and Sarah Lancashire at the Noel Coward Theatre from 15 September to 2 December 2017.
Described as a "razor-sharp political comedy" Labour of Love reunifies writer James Graham with director Jeremy Herrin following their preceding collaboration on the Olivier Award-nominated play This House which not long ago played a five-star season in the West End.
The Michael Grandage Company and Headlong present the world première of James Graham's new play Labor of Love at the Noel Coward Theater for an entirely constrained season. Martin Freeman and Sarah Lancashire star in what is depicted as an extremely sharp political satire about the Labor Party, set in the gathering's customary northern heartands where the conflict and gap between gathering logic, class and culture couldn't be more isolated.
The creation reunites author James Graham with Headlong Artistic Director Jeremy Herrin taking after their past joint effort on the National Theater and West End hit play This House. No more unusual to political plays, James Graham's works incorporate The Vote which was communicate on TV the evening of the 2015 General Election, and in addition Privacy which kept running at the Donmar Warehouse and New York City.
Labour MP David Lyons thinks about modernisation and "electability"… his body electorate operator, Jean Whittaker thinks about standards and her group. Set far from the Westminster rise in the gathering's conventional northern heartlands, this is a conflict of logic, culture and class against the scenery of the Labor Party more than 25 years as it moves from Kinnock through Blair into Corbyn… and beyond?
Martin Freeman is best known for his screen parts in movies, for example, 'The Hobbit', 'Love Actually' and 'The Hitchhiker's Guide the Galaxy'. On TV his credits incorporate "Sherlock" and 'The Office'. His stage credits have included Volpone and Mother Courage and Her Children at the National Theater as Clybourne Park at the Royal Court Theater. In 2014 he featured in Jamie Lloyd's generation Richard III at the Trafalgar Studios.
Sarah Lancashire is a notable face to enthusiasts of shows, for example, 'Crowning celebration Street' and 'Where the Heart is'. Her work on screen as of late won her a BAFTA Award for her work in 'Happy Valley'. She featured in Blood Brothers in the West End and in addition Michael Grandage's creation of Guys and Dolls at the Piccadilly Theater. She was assigned for an Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her performance in new musical Betty Blue Eyes at the Novello Theater.
LABOUR OF LOVE CAST AND CREATIVE
By: James Graham
Producer: The Michael Grandage Company and Headlong
Director: Jeremy Herrin
Lighting: Neil Austin
Sound: Paul Arditti
Design: Lee Newby
Costume: Lee Newby
Cast list: Martin Freeman and Sarah Lancashire
Location: West End
Labour of Love tickets are now on sale.