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 … Read more
BritishTheatre.com is pleased to bring you these great production images from The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures running until 26 November 2016 at Hampstead Theatre. Tickets are now on sale. Tony Kushner’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama is shot through with characteristic wit and searing passion, Tony Kushner’s latest play is the story of a family grappling to find meaning in a landscape they no longer recognise and an epic exploration of humanity’s compulsive search for Utopias, both personal and political. New York, 2007. Gus Marcantonio, retired longshoreman, former trade union organiser, renaissance man, feels that the world has turned its back on everything he has fought for in life. With his sister, he summons his three children home, trailing the appendages of their chaotic lives, to their Brooklyn brownstone for the last and most unusual family reunion yet… Tamsin Greig will play the … Read more
It was announced today the Women On the Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown, currently playing at the Playhouse Theatre will close on May 23, 2015. Based on the 1998 Pedro Almodovar film of the same name, the show starred Tamsin Greig and Haydyn Gwynne, who both received Olivier Award nominations for their performances in the musical. Producers released a statement saying: “We’re very proud of this production, our superb cast and creative team, and the wonderful critical and audience response during the season.” It is believed the musical will now be staged outside the UK with productions planned for Germany, Japan and Australia. Meanwhile tickets are still available for performances up to May 23,2015.