James Graham’s new political comedy Labour of Love, starring Martin Freeman and Tamsin Greig, chronicles — through the complex relationship of a fictitious Blairite MP and his more traditionally left-wing agent — the fluctuating fortunes of the Labour Party in the last quarter of a century.
Impressively witty jokes and world-class acting (resulting in electric banter between the protagonists) colour the already vibrant (and ever-changing) set design, boosted by exemplary use of multimedia. Jeremy Herrin’s entertaining production ensures the politicking doesn’t become too dry, while an unexpected dance number by Freeman is worth the ticket alone. Read more.
Labour of Love, Noël Coward Theatre. Tickets from £10, until 2 December.
Last Updated 18 October 2017