A Witty Look At The Labour Party’s Fluctuating Fortunes


A Witty Look At The Labour Party’s Fluctuating Fortunes

Labour of Love, Noel Coward Theatre


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Martin Freeman and Tamsin Greig. Photo: Johan Persson

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.

Tamsin Greig. Photo: Johan Persson

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.

Martin Freeman and Tamsin Greig. Photo: Johan Persson

Labour of Love, Noël Coward Theatre. Tickets from £10, until 2 December.

Last Updated 18 October 2017

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2017-10-18 12:10:00 – Source: londonist.com