Martin Freeman to star in new James Graham play

Martin Freeman. Photo by Andy Gotts
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Martin Freeman and Sarah Lancashire will star in the world premiere of a new James Graham play.

Labour of Love will run in the West End at the Noel Coward Theatre from September 15 to December 2, with press night on September 25.

Freeman will play Labour MP David Lyons and Lancashire will play his constituency agent Jean Whittaker.

Labour of Love is directed by Jeremy Herrin, with set and costume design by Lee Newby, lighting by Neil Austin, and sound by Paul Arditti.

The political comedy is produced by Michael Grandage Company and Headlong.

Herrin said: “I’m delighted to be working on such a funny and politically insightful play as Labour of Love, and it’s a privilege to continue my creative relationship with James Graham.

“It’s a real testament to his writing that it has attracted two perfectly matched actors, both at the height of their powers, as Martin Freeman and Sarah Lancashire.”