Labour Of LoveDuration 2h45

Noël Coward Theatre, St Martin's Lane, London, United Kingdom WC2N 4AA

Tamsin Greig (Jean Whitaker), Martin Freeman (David Lyons) in Labour Of Love rehearsals (Photo by Marc Brenner)Tamsin Greig (Jean Whitaker), Martin Freeman (David Lyons) in Labour Of Love rehearsals (Photo by Marc Brenner)/servlet/file/store5/item404782/version1/fileservice770/404782_770_preview.jpg

Michael Grandage Company and Headlong present the world première of James Graham’s new play Labour Of Love, starring Martin Freeman and Tamsin Greig.

This razor-sharp political comedy reunites James Graham and director Jeremy Herrin 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?

Olivier Award-winning actress Greig plays Jean Whittaker opposite Freeman as Lyons.

This production contains strong language.

 

Cast & Creatives

Cast
Martin Freeman, Tamsin Greig, Rachel Stirling, Kwong Loke, Dickon Tyrrell, Susan Wokoma
Author
James Graham
Director
Jeremy Herrin
Producer
Michael Grandage Company & Headlong
Costume
Lee Newby
Lighting Designer
Neil Austin
Set Designer
Lee Newby
Sound
Paul Arditti

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Noël Coward Theatre

Address
St Martin's Lane, London, United Kingdom WC2N 4AA
Telephone
0844 482 5140 (Calls cost 7p per min plus your telephone company's network access charge)
Official site
www.delfontmackintosh.co.uk/Theatres/noel_coward_theatre.asp
Nearest tube
Leicester Square (100m)
Nearest bus
24, 29, 176
Parking

50% off parking at Q-Park Chinatown, just 3 minutes walk away or Q-Park Trafalgar.

This venue accepts Theatre Tokens

Access information

How to book
Tel: 0844 482 5137 (Calls cost 7p per min plus your telephone company's network access charge)
Discounts
Discounts are available for all disabled theatregoers and their companions.
Limited mobility
Seats with the most legroom are H5, H6, H24, H25 in the Royal Circle and A8, A22, E25 F4 and all of row AA in the Stalls.
Access description
3 steps up (lower to the right-hand side) and then double doors opening inwards. Box Office on the right. 3 steps from the foyer to back of the Royal Circle, with 2 steps between rows. 30 steps down to Stalls and 30 up to the Grand Circle from the foyer (2 steep steps between rows). 40 steps up to the Balcony (4 steep steps between rows). Steps are highlighted and have handrails on both sides. Theatre open 30 mins before performance.
Hearing impaired
Infra-red system with 15 headsets. Deposit required. Collect headsets from centre desk in foyer - reserve by calling box office.
Guide dogs policy
Guide dogs allowed inside the auditorium, or they can be looked after by theatre staff (maximum 2). Please ask when booking.
Wheelchairs
There is a ramp (gradient 30-40%, handrail on right-hand side) through the second side EXIT door on St Martin’s Court. Box M (door 68cm wide) has 2 spaces for wheelchair/scooter users, or 1 wheelchair user and a companion. Companions can also be seated in the Royal Circle. Transfer seating available to any aisle seat in Royal Circle. 2 wheelchairs and 2 scooters maximum. Wheelchairs stored in the cloakroom, scooters in the foyer. Groups should ring in advance.
Toilets
Women’s off the foyer with 2 steps up inside the door. Men’s off the foyer. More at Stalls, Grand Circle and Balcony levels.
Disabled toilets
No adapted toilet, but customers are welcome to use the toilet in the Duke of York's (approx 100m). You may also be able to use the Men’s toilet which is off the foyer - staff will clear this for you.
Bars
3 licensed bars. Drinks and ice-creams can be brought into the auditorium. Pit bar 3 steps up from the back of Stalls. Stalls bar 18 steps down from foyer. Grand Circle bar 30 steps up from foyer. All have moveable seats.
This venue accepts Theatre Tokens