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Labour of Love - Rachael Stirling joins cast

Casting news

OLIVIER Award nominee Rachael Stirling will join Martin Freeman and Sarah Lancashire in the world première of James Graham’s new play Labour of Love. Presented by the Michael Grandage Company and Headlong, it runs at the Noel Coward Theatre from September 15 to December 2, 2017.

Stirling, who is well known for her television roles in The Game and Capital, will play Elizabeth Lyons in what will be her first production with Headlong since Medea in 2012.

Her other theatre credits include The Winter’s Tale (Sam Wanamaker Playhouse), The Recruiting Officer (Donmar Warehouse), An Ideal Husband (Vaudeville Theatre) and The Priory (Royal Court Theatre). For the latter two productions, she received Olivier Award nominations for Best Supporting Actress.

Completing the cast of Labour of Love will be Kwong Loke, Dickon Tyrrell and Susan Wokoma.

Labour MP David Lyons cares about modernisation and “electability”, his constituency agent, Jean Whittaker cares about principles and her community. Set away from Westminster in the party’s traditional northern heartlands, this is a clash of philosophy, culture and class against the backdrop of the Labour Party over a 25 year period.

Read more about Labour of Love.