The Goat is a fascinating play by one of America’s greatest playwrights; a depiction of life utterly undone by an unforgivable transgression. Damian Lewis and Sophie Okonedo are excellent as disintegrating couple Martin and Stevie, ably supported by West-End debutant Archie Madekwe as their son Billy. The play suffers from too much ‘telling’, rather than ‘showing’, and in spite of Jason Hughes’ best efforts his character Ross is little more than a plot device. Nevertheless, this is an admirable production and a must-see for Albee fans.
We are pleased to bring you these great images by Johan Persson from the rehearsal room of the forthcoming play The Goat, Or Who Is Sylvia by Edward Albee featuring Damian lewis and Sophie Okenedo. The play opens at the Theatre Royal Haymarket on 5 April 2017. Edward Albee’s darkly comic play about a family in crisis is directed by Ian Rickson, with sets and costumes by Rae Smith, lighting design by Neil Austin, sound design by Greg Clarke and original music by P J Harvey. BOOK NOW FOR THE GOAT OR WHO IS SYLVIA?
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 … Read more