It took us all by surprise when we saw a tweet saying that they have seen Martin recording the Graham Norton Show. We usually know in advance and Graham advertises that in the tweeter account of his own show, but not this time. It was a pleasant surprise though, of course.
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.