Damian Lewis is virtuosic on stage. His performances are always perfectly pitched -his physical prowess (he’s a tall, powerful man) is enriched by a psychological complexity. Even in a scene crowded with starry names, you can’t take your eyes off him. We last saw him on the London stage in Mamet’s American Buffalo. Next year, he’ll take the lead in new production of Edward Albee’s The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?, it has been announced. And tickets are already on sale.
Written in 2002, the play is widely regarded as Albee’s late masterpiece - the Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf writer died earlier this year. The triple Tony and three times Pulitzer-winning American writer Edward Albee was the playwright of his generation, grasping at a broken, betrayed American Dream.
The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?, is as tragic as it is witty. We have marriage in crisis, a wayward son, bestiality and rat-a-tat, stinging dialogue that keeps it racing throughout. It is a deeply unnerving play - we can’t wait to see Lewis in full force.
A household name thanks to his captivatingly tense portrayal of Nicholas Brody in Emmy and Golden Globe winning series Homeland, Lewis has also impressed on stage with roles in Ibsen, Shakespeare and Moliere. Stephen Spielberg spotted him first, subsequently casting him in his breakthrough role in Band of Brothers.
The play will be directed by the prolific Ian Rickson, the ex-head of the Royal Court where, he directed the Jerusalem by Jez Butterworth, This is a Chair by Caryl Churchill; Dublin Carol and The Weir by Conor McPherson among other smash hits.
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Theatre Royal Haymarket
18 Suffolk Street, London, SW1Y 4HT | MAP
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24 Mar 17 – 24 Jun 17, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
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