World premiere of James Graham’s new comedy Labour of Love at the Noel Coward theatre from September 2017!
Martin Freeman and Tamsin Greig will star in a razor sharp political comedy about the Labour Party, set in the party's traditional northern heartands where the clash and divide between party philosophy, class and culture couldn't be more divided. James Graham and director Jeremy Herrin retunited following their previous collaboration on This House, and plays at the Noël Coward Theatre from the 27 September for 10 weeks only.
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?
Martin Freeman is best known for his screen roles in films such as 'The Hobbit', 'Love Actually' and 'The Hitchhiker's Guide the the Galaxy'. On TV his credits include 'Sherlock' and 'The Office'. His stage credits have included Volpone and Mother Courage and Her Children at the National Theatre as Clybourne Park at the Royal Court Theatre. In 2014 he starred in Jamie Lloyd's production Richard III at the Trafalgar Studios.
Jean Whittaker will be played by Olivier award- winning Tamsin Greig, who will star alongside Martin Freeman plus Rachael Stirling, Kwong Loke, Dickon Tyrrell and Susan Wokoma.
Tamsin Greig’s theatre credits include Twelfth Night and Gethsemane (National Theatre), Much Ado About Nothing (RSC, Olivier and Critics Circle Awards) whilst her television credits include Diana & I, Episodes, and she is known on radio, as Debbie Aldridge in The Archers.