A HAMPSTEAD THEATRE PRODUCTION

LOYALTY

By SARAH HELM
Directed by EDWARD HALL

'I felt I should say congratulations on winning the election but I couldn't find the words... There were suddenly three of us in our relationship'

Main Stage

13 Aug - 14 Jul 2011

Box Office: 020 7722 9301

STARRING MAXINE PEAKE AND LLOYD OWEN

In the weeks leading up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq, the pressure on the UK government to commit to joining the American cause was escalating. And in one Stockwell household the pressure had completely erased the line between the political and the personal – the home of Laura and her husband Nick…Tony Blair’s Chief of Staff.

With the crisis coming to a head, Nick and Laura struggle to protect their relationship as Nick attempts to guide Tony Blair through one of the greatest controversies of our time.

Edward Hall directs Maxine Peake who makes a much anticipated return to the London stage after BBC’s SilkConfessions of a Diary SecretarySee No Evil: The Moors Murdersand Channel 4’s ShamelessLloyd Owen makes his Hampstead Theatre debut following his critically acclaimed performance in Blood and Gifts at The National Theatre earlier this year. His other credits include Monarch of the GlenWire in the Blood and Taking the Flak.

Loyalty is the debut play from writer and journalist Sarah Helm, opponent of the war and wife of Tony Blair’s then Chief of Staff, Jonathan Powell. Drawing from her own experience, she has written a uniquely informed fictionalised memoir of what it was like to share a husband with the Prime Minister at key moments in the crisis.

Aren’t you going to tell him? Are you going to tell anyone? Is anyone going to tell anyone?

Artistic team

WRITER

SARAH HELM

DIRECTOR

EDWARD HALL

DESIGNER

FRANCIS O'CONNOR

LIGHTING

BEN ORMEROD

SOUND

PAUL GROOTHUIS

CASTING

GABRIELLE DAWES

DIRECTOR

ORLA O'LOUGHLIN

 

CAST

PATRICK BALADI

STEPHEN CRITCHLOW

ANNA KOVAL

LLOYD OWEN

MAXINE PEAKE

MICHAEL SIMKINS

COLIN STINTON

Video and Image Gallery

LLOYD OWEN LLOYD OWEN
MAXINE PEAKE MAXINE PEAKE
PATRICK BALADI AND LLOYD OWEN PATRICK BALADI AND LLOYD OWEN
MAXINE PEAKE MAXINE PEAKE
PATRICK BALADI PATRICK BALADI
MAXINE PEAKE, ANNA KOVAL AND LLOYD OWEN MAXINE PEAKE, ANNA KOVAL AND LLOYD OWEN
MAXINE PEAKE & LLOYD OWEN MAXINE PEAKE & LLOYD OWEN