The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?

The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? Tickets

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.

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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? Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
Friday, 24 March, 2017
Opening date: 
Wednesday, 5 April, 2017
Available from: 
Saturday, 24 June, 2017
Closes: 
Saturday, 24 June, 2017
Booking to: 
Saturday, 24 June, 2017
MatineeEvening
Monday-7.30pm
Tuesday-7.30pm
Wednesday-7.30pm
Thursday3.00pm7.30pm
Friday-7.30pm
Saturday3.00pm7.30pm
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Theatre Royal Haymarket

Address:
8 Haymarket, London, SW1Y 4HT
Nearest tube:
Piccadilly Circus

The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? Customer reviews

Our Review

Edward Albee once famously said that the only time he’ll get good reviews is if he were to kill himself. This stylish and welcome revival of his 2001 play, The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? is his second to open in the West End since his death last year and further demonstrates his unique skill at knowing exactly how to manipulate and test his audience. Whilst critics and audiences alike may once... Read more

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First look at Sophie Okonedo and Damian Lewis in The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?
First look at Sophie Okonedo and Damian Lewis in The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?
Monday, April 3, 2017

Production images have been released of the current West End revival of Edward Albee's The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? which is currently running at the Theatre Royal Haymarket starring Sophie Okonedo (Stevie), Damian Lewis (Martin), Archie Madekwe (Billy) and Jason Hughes (Ross). Sophie Okonedo (Stevie), Damian Lewis (Martin) Credit Johan Persson Sophie Okonedo (Stevie), Damian Lewis (Martin) Credit Johan Persson Sophie Okonedo (Stevie), Damian Lewis (Martin) Credit Johan Persson Sophie Okonedo (Stevie), Damian Lewis (Martin) Credit Johan Persson Sophie Okonedo (Stevie), Damian Lewis (Martin)

First look at Damien Lewis and Sophie Okonedo in rehearsal for The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?
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Friday, March 17, 2017

Rehearsal images have been released of Damian Lewis, Sophie Okonedo and the cast of Edward Albee’s The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? ahead of its first preview on 24 March 2017. Directed by Ian Rickson, The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? is described as a darkly comic and disturbing view on the collapse of familial relationships. It won the 2002 Tony Award for Best Play as well as the 2002 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play and was a finalist for the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Sophie Okonedo (Stevie), Archie Madekwe (Billy), Damian Lewis (Martin), Jason Hughes (Ross)

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