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The winner of the 2018 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy is a delightfully clever mashup of  the political gamesmanship of The West Wing with a war of the sexes that feels straight out of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing. Set in a member of Parliament’s district office, this wildly witty comedy is about the ups and downs of left-wing British politics over the past twenty-five years. Unfolding over decades, this wickedly funny clash of values and class reflects a shifting political landscape in the heartland that echoes similar developments in America as progressives seek the road back to power. Playwright James Graham is one of the U.K.’s hottest playwrights who recently had three separate works (including Labour of Love) running concurrently on the West End.

A comedy by
James Graham

Directed by
Leora Morris
National Directors Fellowship Director-in-Residence

2018-19 Season
Part of the 2018-19 Season
  • Julia Coffey

    Jean
  • Emily Kester

    Margot Midler
  • Brian Kim

    Mr. Shen
  • Tessa Klein

    Elizabeth
  • Marcus Kyd

    Len
  • M. Scott McLean

    David
  • Leora Morris

    Director
  • Daniel Ettinger

    Scenic Designer
  • Sarah Cubbage

    Costume Designer
  • Jesse Belsky

    Lighting Designer
  • Sarah O'Halloran

    Composer/Sound Designer
  • Rasean Davonte Johnson

    Projection Designer
  • Ali Pohanka

    Wig Designer
  • Ben Walsh

    Production Stage Manager

"a rom-com pol-com that is knockabout funny and politically incisive"

The Times of London

Press

Labour of Love

September 26 - October 28 2018

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