MGC and Headlong today announce that Olivier Award-winning actress Tamsin Greig will now play Jean Whittaker opposite Martin Freeman as David Lyons in the world première of James Graham’s Labour of Love.
Greig has stepped into the role during rehearsals, as Sarah Lancashire has had to regretfully withdraw from the production on doctor’s advice.
The full company, in Jeremy Herrin’s production, is completed by Rachael Stirling (Elizabeth Lyons), Kwong Loke (Mr Shen), Dickon Tyrrell (Len Prior) and Susan Wokoma (Margot Midler).
This razor-sharp political comedy reunites James Graham and director Jeremy Herrin following their previous collaboration on Headlong’s This House, which was recently revived at the Garrick Theatre, following its earlier critically acclaimed run at the National Theatre.
MGC will stage access performances – with both captioned and audio described performances.
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
Noël Coward Theatre
27 September – 2 December