Damian Lewis will return to the West End next year in a new production of Edward Albee’s The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? which will open at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in April.
Ian Rickson will direct the darkly comic and disturbing view on the collapse of familial relationships, Edward Albee’s The Goat has all of Albee’s characteristically witty tones as well as being a deeply tragic portrayal of a couple and their teenage son in crisis when the father embarks on an improbable and impossible love affair from which there is no return. Widely regarded as his late masterpiece, Edward Albee’s The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia is brought back to the London stage following Albee’s recent death.
Damian Lewis was last seen on the London stage in a production of David Mamet’s American Buffalo, he now returns to play Albee’s central character Martin. Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning Lewis is best known for his roles on screen in Homeland and Wolf Hall and most recently Billions. He has also regularly returned to the stage performing at the National Theatre and the Almeida as well as in the West End.
Ian Rickson is a prolific and multi award-winning director whose recent work includes Evening At The Talk House and The Red Lion at the National Theatre, Jerusalem, Mojo, Old Times and Betrayal in the West End and Hamlet at The Young Vic.
The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? will begin previews at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket on 24th March 2017. If you would like any further details, you can visit the website http://www.TheGoatPlay.com