The Goat, Or Who is Sylvia?

The Goat, Or Who is Sylvia? Tickets

Venue: 
Theatre Royal Haymarket
Phone:
020 7492 0810 (Mon-Fri 8-8, Sat-Sun 9-7)
Location: 
West End

Following his recent passing, Edward Albee’s dark comedy The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? returns to the West End at the Theatre Royal Haymarket. Directed by Ian Rickson (Jerusalem, former artistic director at the Royal Court) and starring Emmy Award winner Damian Lewis (Homeland, Band of Brothers, Wolf Hall), this brand new production will play from 24th March 2017, with an official opening on 5th April 2017.

Winning the 2002 Tony Award for Best Play, The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? tells the story of Martin, a middle-aged, hugely successful architect whose seemingly perfect life is thrown into total turmoil when he confides in his best friend that he has fallen in love with a goat named Sylvia. The revelation brings tragedy to the Gray family, as his wife Stevie and son Billy struggle to understand his secret and recover from the confusing betrayal. Ultimately, there can be no return from this improbably love affair. It is a fascinating look at the limits liberal society can be pushed to, and asks the audience to question their beliefs, to examine their own bigoted views and reconsider their judgement of matters that may or may not be considered socially taboo. All told with Albee’s unique, darkly witty turn of phrase, The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? is a return to form for the author of Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?

The original London production played at the Almeida Theatre in 2004 and was nominated for 3 Olivier Awards including Best New Play. Jonathan Pryce starred as Martin Gray, with Kate Fahy as Stevie and Eddie Redmayne as Billy.

Damian Lewis was last seen in the West End in in David Mamet’s American Buffalo at the Wyndham’s Theatre in 2015. Known for his television performances in ‘Homeland’, ‘Band of Brothers’, ‘The Forsyte Saga’ and ‘Wolf Hall’, his earlier career included several seasons with the RSC and his other stage credits include Five Gold Rings, Pillars of the Community and The Misanthrope.

By: 
Edward Albee
Producer: 
Matthew Byam Shaw, Nia Janis and Nick Salmon for Playful Productions, Tom Kirdahy and Hunter Arnold
Director: 
Ian Rickson
Cast list: 
Damian Lewis
The Goat, Or Who is Sylvia? Schedule
Previews from: 
Friday, 24 March, 2017
Opening date: 
Wednesday, 5 April, 2017
Available from: 
Friday, 24 March, 2017
Booking to: 
Saturday, 24 June, 2017
Closes: 
Saturday, 24 June, 2017
MatineeEvening
Monday-7.30pm
Tuesday-7.30pm
Wednesday-7.30pm
Thursday3.00pm7.30pm
Friday-7.30pm
Saturday3.00pm7.30pm
Sunday--
Address:
8 Haymarket, London, SW1Y 4HT
Nearest tube:
Piccadilly Circus

Latest The Goat, Or Who is Sylvia? News & Features

Sophie Okonedo
Friday, October 21, 2016
Sophie Okonedo joins Damian Lewis in Albee’s The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?

It has been announced that the Tony Award-winning and Academy Award-nominated actor Sophie Okonedo will join the previously announced Damian Lewis in the new revival of Edward Albee’s The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? which runs at the Theatre Royal Haymarket from 24th March to 24th June 2017, with an official opening on 5 April 2017.

The Goat
Friday, October 14, 2016
Damian Lewis to star in Albee's The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? at the Theatre Royal Haymarket

It has been announced that 'Homeland' star Damian Lewis will lead a new production of Edward Albee’s The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? at the Theatre Royal Haymarket from 24 March to 24 June 2017, with an official opening on 5 April 2017.

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