Martin Freeman to star in new James Graham play

Martin Freeman

Martin Freeman

It runs for 11 weeks only, until December 2.

Martin Freeman and Sarah Lancashire will star in a new comedy about the Labour Party, written by James Graham.

It will see Graham reunited with Jeremy Herrin, who directs - the pair had extraordinary success together with This House, recently revived to great acclaim at the Garrick Theatre.

"Labour MP David Lyons cares about modernisation and 'electability, '" according to press notes. Set away from Westminster and in the traditional northern heartlands of the party, the play is a "clash of philosophy, culture and class against the backdrop of the Labour Party over 25 years".

Echoing previous Michael Grandage Company seasons at the theatre, there will be 20,000 tickets available at £10.

Herrin said: "I'm delighted to be working on such a amusing and politically insightful play as Labour of Love, and it's a privilege to continue my creative relationship with James Graham. It's a real testament to his writing that it has attracted two perfectly matched actors, both at the height of their powers, as Martin Freeman and Sarah Lancashire".

The production features set and costume design by Lee Newby with lighting by Neil Austin and sound design by Paul Arditti.

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