Damian Lewis is heading back to the London stage


Wolf Hall star Damian Lewis will return to the London stage for a new production of Edward Albee's The Goat, Or Who Is Sylvia?

The British actor, who appeared in David Mamet's play American Buffalo in the West End last year, will return to the capital to take on the role of Martin.

Damian Lewis attending The Vogue 100 Gala Dinner at East Albert Lawn, Kensington Gardens, London
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The play is a portrayal of a couple and their teenage son in crisis when the father embarks on an improbable and impossible love affair from which there is no return.

The production of the black comedy at the Theatre Royal Haymarket will be directed by Ian Rickson.

Ian Rickson, Mark Rylance, with his Best Actor award in Jerusalem, Jez Butterworth with his Best New Play award and Dominic Cooke, Artistic Director of the Royal Court at The Critics' Circle Theatre Awards, at the Prince Of Wales Theatre in central London.
Ian Rickson (left) directed Mark Rylance in Jerusalem (Yui Mok/PA)

The American playwright, best known for Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?, died last month at 88.

The Goat, Or Who Is Sylvia? will preview at Theatre Royal Haymarket on March 24 2017, with opening night on April 5.