Albee’s The Goat, Or Who Is Sylvia Hoofs it to West End Opening April 15

News   Albee’s The Goat, Or Who Is Sylvia Hoofs it to West End Opening April 15
Edward Albee’s The Goat, Or Who is Sylvia?, which ran on Broadway in 2002, is to open in London’s West End on April 15. The production transfers from Islington’s Almeida Theatre, where reviews were extremely positive.
Jonathan Pryce in The Goat
Jonathan Pryce in The Goat

Leaping the Islington paddock, so to speak, Sylvia lands at the Apollo. Its original cast of Jonathan Pryce, Kate Fahy, Matthew Marsh and Eddie Redmayne transfers with the production, which is directed by Anthony Page. Peter Mumford supplies the lighting, with designs by Hildegard Bechtler.

The play depicts a successful family man, Martin, whose life unravels when he falls deeply in love with a goat. Its original Broadway cast included Bill Pullman, Mercedes Ruehl, Jeffrey Carlson and Stephen Rowe, in a production directed by David Esbjornson. The New York production won Albee the Tony Award for Best Play, as well as New York Critics Circle, Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk awards.

Meanwhile, the Almeida is showing a stage version of the 1998 film “Festen.” Rufus Norris directs a show that also wowed the critics, with a cast including Johnny Lee Miller, Jane Asher, Robert Pugh and Tom Hardy.

For more details on The Goat call (0)870 890 1101. For details on Festen call (0)20 7359 4404.

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