Offer Edward Albee's The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? Tickets at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, London

Edward Albee's The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?
Damian Lewis returns to the West End to star in the darkly comic masterpiece
10 customer reviews

Important information

Running time
Monday to Saturday 7.30pm, Thursday and Saturday 3pm
Performance dates
Fri 24 March – Sat 24 June 2017
Child policy
The play contains adult themes and very strong language so is therefore not suitable for children under 14 years. Schools age guide 16+.
Special notice
There are no group rates for this production.

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

4.3 / 5 (10 customer reviews)

Ash Takyar

1 day ago

Martin was poorly translated as was the child - there was way too much yelling which detracted from Albee's witty play on words. I would recommend seeing Virginia Woolf as a better representation of his work.

Melanie Buchan

2 days ago

A man falls in love with a goat and has a sexual relationship with "her". He is an "extraordinary" man in other ways and the play starts with him being interviewed for tv about his achievements in architecture and his current project to build a city. But he is troubled, forgetful and distracted by his bestial affair. His marriage has been and still is successful and fulfilling. He has never desired anyone other than his wife. The play deals with the catastrophe which follows the exposure of his affair. It's an uneasy balance between realism, tragedy and high drama on the one hand and surreal and/or witty comedy on the other. A very hard part for Damian Lewis who has to really convince us of his overwhelming love for the goat in the context of comedy and barn animal innuendo. Difficult for the audience too who were not sure whether to laugh or accept the premise and be drawn into it. Wonderful performance from Kate Okenado as the gob smacked wife. And a very endearing and creditable performance from Lewis in what may be an impossible part to entirely marry up. I was bowled over by the play. Very powerful. Much of it reminiscent of Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf" - not in content but in energy, husband/wife battering and the fatal delivering of a letter.(telegram)

Offer Ticket Offer Details

Pay no booking and secure the best seats from our intercative seating plan. Offer valid for performances up to 22 June if booked by 31st May*

*Excludes Fridays and Saturdays

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