Last Updated on 24th October 2016
Following his appearance in the acclaimed production of David Mamet’s American Buffalo, Damian Lewis will return to the West End in Ian Rickson’s production of Edward Albee’s Tony Award-winning play The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? at the Theatre Royal Haymarket for a strictly limited twelve week season from 24 March 2017. Tickets are now on sale.
Best known for his on-screen roles in Homeland, Wolf Hall and most recently Billions, he has regularly returned to the stage in productions at the National Theatre, Almeida as well as in the West End.
Lewis will appear on stage alongside Tony Award-winning and Academy Award-nominated actor Sophie Okonedo. Okonedo 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. In 2016 she received a second Tony nomination for her portrayal of Elizabeth Proctor in Ivo van Hove’s Broadway production of The Crucible which also starred Ben Whishaw, Saoirse Ronan and Ciarán Hinds.
The Goat, Or Who Is Sylvia? is a darkly comic and disturbing view on the collapse of familial relationships, Edward Albee’s The Goat has all of Albee’s characteristically witty tones as well as being a deeply tragic portrayal of a couple and their teenage son in crisis when the father embarks on an improbable and impossible love affair from which there is no return. Widely regarded as his late masterpiece, Edward Albee’s The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? is brought back to the London stage following Albee’s recent death.
Ian Rickson is a prolific and multi award-winning director whose recent work includes Evening At The Talk House and The Red Lion at the National Theatre, Jerusalem, Mojo, Old Times and Betrayal in the West End and Hamlet at The Young Vic.