Rehearsal images have been released for Ian Rickson’s production of Edward Albee’s The Goat or Who is Sylvia? which opens for previews on the 24th March at the Theatre Royal Haymarket. 

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Damian Lewis and Sophie Okonedo. (c) Johan Persson. 

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, he must face the dizzying, explosive consequences.

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Archie Madekwe (c) Johan Persson. 

The production features set and costume design by Rae Smith, lighting by Neil Austin, sound by  Greg Clarke and  original music by PJ Harvey.

Ian Rickson’s production stars Damian Lewis as Martin, Sophie Okonedo as Stevie, Jason Hughes as Ross and Archie Madekwe as Billy.

 

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Jason Hughes (c) Johan Persson. 

Jason Hughes is best known for his role as Detective Sergeant Ben Jones in Midsomer Murders. Meanwhile, his stage credits includes Our Country’s Good and Look Back in Anger opposite Michael Sheen at the National Theatre.

Meanwhile, the production marks the professional stage debut of Archie Madekwe, whose previous credits include Fresh Meat and Casualty, as well as the films Legacy and Second Coming.

Sophie Okonedo was last seen on the London stage in Jeremy Herrin’s Haunted Child at the Royal Court in 2011. She made her Broadway debut in  the 2014 revival of A Raisin in the Sun for which she won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play, while last year she received a second Tony nomination for her portrayal of Elizabeth Proctor in Ivo van Hove’s Broadway production of The Crucible. 

Damian Lewis is known for his roles in television shows such as Homeland, Wolf Hall and more recently Billions. His theatre credits include The Misanthrope opposite Keira Knightley and Five Gold Rings at the Almeida Theatre alongside Helen McCrory.

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Damian Lewis, Archie Madekwe  and Sophie Okonedo. (c) Johan Persson. 

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

 

 

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