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DAMIAN LEWIS TO STAR IN EDWARD ALBEE’S THE GOAT, OR WHO IS SYLVIA?

The enigmatic Damian Lewis returns to the London stage for a 12 week season of Edward Albee’s Tony award-winning play The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?

Opening at the Theatre Royal Haymarket on 24 March 2017, Albee’s dark comedy is one of the year’s most highly anticipated plays in London. The play follows the deeply tragic story 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. But in Edward Albee’s signature style, this masterpiece is also wickedly witty. It is a darkly comic and disturbing view on the collapse of familial relationships.

Last seen on the London stage in a production of David Mamet’s American Buffalo, Damian Lewis now returns to play Albee’s central character Martin. Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning Lewis is best known for his roles on screen in Homeland and Wolf Hall and most recently in Billions. He has also regularly returned to the stage performing at the National Theatre and the Almeida as well as in the West End.

Sophie Okonedo, seen in the film Hotel Rwanda, BAFTA-nominated for the drama series Criminal Justice and as Cressida in the 1999 National Theatre production of Troilus and Cressida, will also star.

Multi award-winning director Ian Rickson, whose recent work includes Evening At The Talk House and The Red Lion at the National Theatre, as well as Jerusalem, Mojo, Old Times and Betrayal in the West End and Hamlet at The Young Vic, will be taking the helm of this new production.

With Damian Lewis front and centre and Ian Rickson pulling the strings, this will be one outstanding play, making you laugh, cry and wince all at the same time.

Tickets from £15. See TheGoatPlay.com

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