Further casting has been announced for the upcoming production of Edward Albee’s The Goat Or Who is Sylvia? arriving at the Theatre Royal Haymarket from the 24th March.
It has been announced that Damian Lewis and Sophie Okonedo will be joined by Jason Hughes and newcomer Archie Madekwe in Edward Albee’s darkly comic play about a family in crisis.
Ian Rickson’s production will see Damian Lewis and Sophie Okonedo playing husband and wife Martin and Stevie, while Jason Hughes will play Martin’s oldest friend Ross and Archie Madekwe as their son Billy.
Martin is at the pinnacle of life: he has a loving wife and son, a hugely successful career as an architect, and the commission of a lifetime, but when he embarks upon an improbable and impossible love affair from which there is no return, familial relationships begin to collapse.
As well as being directed by Ian Rickson, the creative team also includes Rae Smith (set and costume design), Neil Austin (lighting design) and Greg Clarke (sound design) and an original score by PJ Harvey.
Jason Hughes is best known for his roles on television including the role of Detective Sergeant Ben Jones in Midsomer Murders from 2005 until 2013. His stage work includes Our Country’s Good andLook Back in Anger opposite Michael Sheen at the National Theatre, Violence and Son and 4.48 Psychosis for the Royal Court and US tour, Way Upstream at Chichester Festival Theatre, Caligula at the Donmar Warehouse and Design for Living at Theatre Royal Bath.
Meanwhile newcomer Archie Madekwe is making his professional stage debut as Billy. Previous work includes Fresh Meat and Casualty, as well as the films Legacy and Second Coming. Archie also appeared in National Youth Theatre’s 2013 production of Pope Joan at St James’s Church, Piccadilly.
The Goat, ,Or Who is Sylvia? will open for previews on the 24th March and is booking until the 24th June 2017. To book tickets visit: Ticketmaster.co.uk, Discount Theatre.com, Theatre Tickets Direct.co.uk, Love Theatre.com, Theatre People.com and UK Tickets.co.uk.