A twitter account alerted us about the possibility of Martin attending Andrew Scott’s Hamlet on June 15. Some minutes passed and the twitter and instagram account of the play posted a photo of Martin entering the theatre and then we knew. He was really there! He was previously seen earlier looking – as always – sharply dressed so we imagine this is where he was going to. Despite some rumours that he was dancing somewhere else later that day, those are unconfirmed and from what we could find out, quite possibly false. So rejoice in some Martin from Hamlet’s press night!
Labour of Love follows Labour MP David Lyons, who is dedicated to modernisation and electability, whilst his constituency agent, Jean Whittaker, is more focused on principles and community. Set outside of Westminster, the political play sees the action take place in the party’s northern heartlands. A clash of philosophy, ideologies and culture, Labour of Love sets itself against the backdrop of Labour’s past 25 political years. Can it move on?
By definition “A labour of love” is a piece of hard work that you do because you enjoy it and not because you will receive money or praise for it, or because you need to do it. Under this premise The Michael Grandage Company and Headlong, will present the world premiere of James Graham’s new play Labour of Love, starring Martin Freeman and Sarah Lancashire at the Noël Coward Theatre from 15 September to 2 December 2017.