Producers have advised that on the advice of doctors Sarah Lancashire has had to withdraw from the upcoming production of James Graham's Labour Of Love. Olivier Award-winning actress Tamsin Greig will now play Jean Whittaker opposite Martin Freeman as David Lyons.
Greig and Freeman join Rachel Sterling (Elizabeth Lyons), Kwong Loke (Mr Shen), Dickon Tyrrell (Len Prior) and Susan Wokoma (Margot Midler) in Jeremy Herrin's production which reunites Herrin and Graham following their previous collaboration on Headlong's This House which recently played at the Garrick Theatre following an acclaimed run at the National Theatre.
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?
Labour of Love starts previews on 27 September running until 2 December 2017 at the Noel Coward Theatre.