Skip to main content

Synopsis

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.

Photos

Click here for Labour of Love Production Photos.

All photos are password protected for members of the press only. If you need the password, please email Kristina Erwin, Assistant Director of Marketing, at kerwin@olneytheatre.org.

Resources

Box Office: 301.924.3400

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

Mailing list

Keep up to date with our latest events & offers:

Join our mailing list