The first production images of the cast of Ian Rickson’s production have been released ahead of The Goat, Or Who is Sylvia’s opening night on the 5th April. 

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

Now in previews at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, Albee’s darkly comic play runs for a strictly limited 12 week season until the 24th June.

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.

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Archie Madekwe (Billy). (c) Johan Persson. 

As well as starring Damian Lewis as Martin and Sophie Okonedo, the production also stars Jason Hughes as Ross and Archie Madekwe, making his professional stage debut as Billy.

Damian Lewis is best known for his roles in Billions and Homeland. His previous stage credits include American Buffalo, The Misanthrope and Five Gold Rings.

Sophie Okonedo was last seen on the London stage in 2011 in Jeremy Herrin’s Haunted Child at the Royal Court in 2011. She won a Tony award for her performance in in the 2014 revival of A Raisin in the Sun – which also marked her Broadway debut. 

Jason Hughes is familiar to television audiences for his roles including the role of Detective Sergeant Ben Jones in Midsomer Murders from 2005 until 2013. Meanwhile, his stage credits include Our Country’s Good and Look Back in Anger opposite Michael Sheen at the National Theatre.

Archie Madekwe’s previous work on television and film includes roles in Fresh Meat and Casualty, as well as the films Legacy and Second Coming. 

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Jason Hughes (Ross). (c) Johan Persson. 

As well as being directed by Ian Rickson, the creative team for the production includes: Rae Smith (set and costume design), Neil Austin (lighting design) and Greg Clarke(sound design), with original music by PJ Harvey.

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

The Goat, ,Or Who is Sylvia? will officially open at the Theatre Royal Haymarket on the 5th April  and is booking until the 24th June 2017. To book tickets visit:, Discount, Theatre Tickets, Love, Theatre and UK