Tamsin Greig to replace Sarah Lancashire in Labour of Love

Tamsin Greig

Tamsin Greig will star in Labour of Love alongside Martin Freeman as it is announced that Sarah Lancashire has been forced to withdraw on doctor’s advice.

The play follows David Lyons, a Labour MP played by Freeman, over the course of 25 years as the country, and the Labour party, undergo significant changes in philosophy, culture and class. Greig will play Lyons’  constituency agent Jean Whittaker, the role originally due to be played by Lancashire.

Tamsin Greig most recently appeared on stage in Twelfth Night at the National, and her TV credits include Episodes, Green Wing and Friday Night Dinner. 

The rest of the cast also includes Rachael Stirling, Kwong Loke, Dickon Tyrrell and Dickon Tyrrell. Jeremy Herrin directs the piece for Headlong, and this world premiere marks the return of Michael Grandage Company to the West End for the first time since Photograph 51 which starred Nicole Kidman.

James Graham’s play Labour of Love is due to run at the Noel Coward Theatre from 15 September to 2nd December, with an official opening on 25th September.

Labour of Love Tickets are available now.  

Photos: Ian Smith (flickr) and Bryan Ledgard (flickr)

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