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Damian Lewis and Sophie Okonedo return to the West End to star in the darkly comic masterpiece, Edward Albee’s The Goat, Or Who Is Sylvia?

Martin is at the pinnacle of life: he has a loving wife and son, a hugely successful career as an architect, and the commission of a lifetime, but when he embarks upon an improbable and impossible love affair from which there is no return, familial relationships begin to collapse.

Former Royal Court Artistic Director Ian Rickson directs this late classic that is full of Albee's characteristically sharp wit for a strictly limited season at the Theatre Royal Haymarket from 24 March 2017.

★★★★★‘Damian Lewis and Sophie Okonedo excel in Ian Rickson’s superb production’ – The Guardian

★★★★★ ‘Blazing brilliance. Unmissable’ – The Independent

Edward Albee's The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? critic reviews

2 reviews
Damian Lewis shines in Albee's bestial classic
27 Apr 2017
"Assured and compelling revival of Albee’s magnificently murky late masterwork"
27 Apr 2017

Edward Albee's The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? reviews

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26 Jun 2017

A very unusual experience which is very deep and unusually set within a family. A successful man who experienced a feeling he had never had felt before so he did not see his experience as sex with a Goat and being incorrect. He saw it as a beautiful experience but could not justify it. All the cast were brilliant but the actor who played the son was amazing.

Lisa Steel
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24 Jun 2017

i had low expectations of this from the critical review, but as a great fan of Damian lewis, I trusted. the performance was mesmorising and phenomenal - not just Damien but Sophie, Jason and Archie were outstanding. i cried, laughed and was horrified at all stages in this drama - thank you. we are so privileged in this country to access extraordinary talent - i will be following you all for your next castings!

Lynnette Bock
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24 Jun 2017

It was a very powerful and moving play. And it left you wondering how the family would really get their lives back together again. I found the language rather offensive, but I guess people speak like that when moved so to do.

Sue Tanner
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23 Jun 2017

The acting was excellent throughout which is what makes this production standout. Reading critics reviews beforehand could have meant that I would choose not to see it but I was curious and how could it not be great with such a talented cast?! A sensitive and taboo subject was portrayed with wit, humour and at times sadness. It is one of the best performances I have seen this year. A must see!

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20 Jun 2017

A brilliantly written play with brilliant actors. A must see.



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Please note there is no interval for this production - the duration of the show is 90 minutes.

Good To Know

*** Patrons in the Gallery should be aware that seating is on cushioned wooden benches Gallery - please note there are 65 steps up to this level.

How Does It Work

You will receive a confirmation email. Please print this email and bring it with you and present to the Box Office. We recommend you arrive a minimum of 30 minutes before the show.

Suitable For Children

The play contains adult themes so is therefore not suitable for children under 14 years. Schools age guide 16+

When Can I Go

24th March 2017 to 24th June 2017 (No Performances 29th May -3rd June)

Where Do I Go

Theatre Royal Haymarket, 18 Suffolk Street, London SW1Y 4HT. By Tube-Piccadilly Circus; Leicester Square or Charing Cross Tube Station