NEWS: Damian Lewis to Return to West End in Edward Albee’s The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?

It has been announced that the Homeland actor will star in Ian Rickson’s production of Edward Albee’s The Goat,or Who is Sylvia? when it arrives at the Theatre Royal Haymarket from the 24th March. 

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Edward Albee’s darkly comic play about a family in crisis will see Damian Lewis return to the London stage for the first time since his performance in American Buffalo at the Wyndham’s Theatre in 2015.

This Tony Award winning play portrays a couple and their teenage son in a crisis when the father embarks on an improbable love affair from which there is no return.

Regarded as Edward Albee’s late masterpiece, it is being revived in London following Albee’s recent death.

Damian Lewis will play the central character Martin in Ian Rickson’s production. Having won Golden Globe and Emmy Award’s, Lewis is best known for his roles in Homeland and Wolf Hall and more recently Billions. He has appeared regularly on stage including The Misanthrope opposite Keira Knightley and Five Gold Rings at the Almeida Theatre alongside Helen McCrory.

Director Ian Rickson was the Artistic Director of the Royal Court Theatre from 1998 to 2006, where he directed Jerusalem (also West End at the Apollo Theatre), The Winterling, The Night Heron and Mojo (also Chicago), all by Jez Butterworth. His other directing credits include: Old Times (Harold Pinter Theatre); Betrayal and Keira Knightley and Elizabeth Moss in The Children’s Hour. 

Further casting for the production has yet to be confirmed, but tickets for the 12 week run are on sale now.

The Goat, Or Who is Sylvia? will open for previews at the Theatre Royal Haymarket on the 24th March and will book until the 24th June. 

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