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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.


For additional information about British Politics and the history of the Labour party, visit our Labour of Love Context Guide. A letter from the Dramaturg is also available here.


Labour of Love was first produced by MGC / Headlong on 3rd October 2017 at the Noel Coward Theatre, London.

A comedy by
James Graham

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

Labour of Love Trailer

"Political junkies with a soft spot for romantic comedies will find nirvana in “Labour of Love”"

Washington Post



  • Julia Coffey

  • Emily Kester

    Margot Midler
  • Brian Kim

    Mr. Shen
  • Tessa Klein

  • Marcus Kyd

  • M. Scott McLean

  • Leora Morris

  • 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
  • Zach Campion

    Dialect Coach
  • Ben Walsh

    Production Stage Manager

Labour of Love

September 26 - October 28 2018

Box Office: 301.924.3400

Open Wednesday - Sunday: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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