The Goat, Or Who Is Sylvia?Duration tbc

Haymarket, Theatre Royal, Haymarket, London, United Kingdom SW1Y 4HT

Damian Lewis makes an eagerly anticipated return to the West End stage in Edward Albee’s black comedy about a family in crisis.

Darkly comic and at times disturbing, The Goat, Or Who Is Sylvia? centres on the consequences of an improbable and impossible love affair by the father of a family, which tears apart a couple and their teenage son.

Last seen on the London stage in David Mamet’s American Buffalo in 2015, stage and screen star Lewis returns to play central character Martin, leading Albee’s characteristically witty comedy of familial relationships in freefall at the Theatre Royal Haymarket.

Widely regarded as Albee’s late masterpiece, the show’s revival is directed by the multi award-winning Ian Rickson, whose previous credits include the acclaimed Evening At The Talk House, Jerusalem and Betrayal.

Cast & Creatives

Damian Lewis, Sophie Okonedo, Jason Hughes, Archie Madekwe
Edward Albee
Ian Rickson
Music by
PJ Harvey
Matthew Byam Shaw, Nia Janis and Nick Salmon for Playful Productions, Tom Kirdahy and Hunter Arnold
Rae Smith
Lighting Designer
Neil Austin
Set Designer
Rae Smith
Greg Clarke

Haymarket, Theatre Royal

Haymarket, London, United Kingdom SW1Y 4HT
020 7930 8800
Official site
Nearest tube
Piccadilly Circus (150m) Leicester Square (500m)
Nearest bus
3, 6, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 22, 23, 24, 29, 38, 40, 88, 91, 94, 139, 159, 176,

50% off parking when you park at Q-Park Trafalgar, only 4 minutes away from the theatre.  Meters and 1 disabled parking space in Suffolk Place.

This venue accepts Theatre Tokens

Access information

How to book
Tel: 020 7930 8800
Discounts available for wheelchair users and their companions.
Limited mobility
There is more leg room in boxes A and B (4 steps into each box), or in seats F1, F21, G1 and G18 of the Stalls.
Access description
Main entrance up three 15cm steps (staircases have handrails on both sides and are highlighted) through a set of double swing doors. Box Office counter to the right of the entrance. 18 steps down from the foyer to the Stalls, 28 steps up to the Royal Circle, and 60+ steps up to the Upper Circle and Gallery, through a separate entrance to the right of the main entrance. 4 steps in to each box.
Hearing impaired
Sennheiser infra-red system with 20 headsets.
Guide dogs policy
Guide dogs are not allowed into the auditorium but up to 6 can be looked after in the manager’s office.
No steps to the auditorium through EXIT doors to the left and righthand side of the main entrance - please tell the Box Office in advance and they will be opened for you. 1 space for a wheelchair user at X18. The venue is suitable for scooters. Transfer seating available to any aisle seat for 1 scooter and 4 wheelchairs. The theatre can store 1 scooter and 4 wheelchairs per performance.
Women’s and men’s are down 11 steps from the foyer and at Royal Circle and Upper Circle level.
Disabled toilets
Adapted toilet at Stalls entrance on street level.
1 licensed bar. Drinks in plastic cups can be brought to disabled customers in the auditorium. Stalls bar is 11 steps down from the foyer, Royal Circle bar is 28 steps up from the foyer, and there is another bar at Upper Circle level. No seating.
This venue accepts Theatre Tokens