The Goat, Or Who is Sylvia?
Written by the recently passed Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Edward Albee, The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? is a dark comedy about the collapse of relationships after a dark secret is revealed. Following Martin, an architect with a successful career and a loving family, a series of tragic events are sparked when Martin falls in love with someone, or something, else.
Best-known for his starring role in drama Homeland, Damian Lewis stars as Martin. Well-known across stage and screen, with acclaimed performances in Wolf Hall and Band of Brothers, he has regularly performed at the National Theatre and in the West End, most recently appearing alongside John Goodman and Tom Sturridge in David Mamet's American Buffalo.
Further cast members include Sophie Okonedo (A Raisin in the Sun, The Hollow Crown) as Stevie, as well as Jason Hughes (This Life, Midsomer Murders) as Ross and newcomer Archie Madekwe, who makes his professional stage debut as Billy.
Directed by Ian Rickson, who has had previous success with Jez Butterworth's Jerusalem and Mojo, The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia features design by Rae Smith, lighting design by Neil Austin, sound design by Greg Clarke and an original score by PJ Harvey. Opening at London's Theatre Royal Haymarket, The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia was first seen in London at the Almeida and Apollo Theatre starring Eddie Redmayne and Jonathan Pryce. Previews begin March 24th with an official opening on April 5th 2017.