World premiere of James Graham’s new play Labour of Love at the Noel Coward theatre from September 2017!
Martin Freeman and Sarah Lancashire 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.
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.
Sarah Lancashire is a well known face to fans of shows such as 'Coronation Street' and 'Where the Heart is'. Her work on screen recently won her a BAFTA Award for her work in 'Happy Valley'. She starred in Blood Brothers in the West End as well as Michael Grandage's production of Guys and Dolls at the Piccadilly Theatre. She was nominated for an Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her performance in new musical Betty Blue Eyes at the Novello Theatre.