Sarah Lancashire and Martin Freeman are set to star in the world premiere of Labour of Love at the Noel Coward Theatre from the 15th September.
This new comedy by James Graham will be directed by Jeremy Herrin will run at the Noel Coward Theatre for a limited season only from the 15th September until the 2nd December.
Labour MP David Lyons cares about modernisation and “electability”… his constituency agent, Jean Whittaker cares about principles and her community. Set away from the Westminster bubble in the party’s traditional northern heartlands, this is a clash of philosophy, culture and class against the backdrop of the Labour Party over 25 years as it moves from Kinnock through Blair into Corbyn… and beyond?
The production reunites Jeremy Herrin and James Graham who previously collaborated on the Olivier Award-nominated play This House which recently played in the West End.
Martin Freeman is best known for his roles in ‘Sherlock’ and ‘The Hobbit’. He last appeared on the London stage in 2014 in Jamie Lloyd’s production of Richard III at the Trafalgar Studios.
Sarah Lancashire is known for her screen performances in the likes of ‘Happy Valley’ and ‘Coronation Street’. Her stage credits include roles in the West End productions of Guys and Dolls and Blood Brothers.
Labour of Love will feature set and costume design by Lee Newby with lighting by Neil Austin and sound design by Paul Arditti.