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Damian Lewis Nearly Fainted on Stage After Bursting Ear Drum Hours Before Performance – April 6, 2017

Damian Lewis nearly fainted on stage after bursting ear drum hours before performance

by ROBERT DEX – The Evening Standard – 

Soldering on: Damian Lewis and co-star Sophie Okonedo
Soldering on: Damian Lewis and co-star Sophie Okonedo Dave Benett – Source: The Evening Standard

Damian Lewis revealed he almost passed out on stage last night after perforating his eardrum hours before performing his new West End play.

The Billions actor said he was left in “tremendous pain” and was ordered by producers to see a doctor before he went on stage in the new production of Edward Albee’s The Goat, Or Who Is Sylvia?.

Lewis said he fell ill after catching an “awful cold” that was passed round the cast and crew, including co-star Sophie Okonedo, that perforated his eardrum and left him partially deaf.

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Reviews are In and Damian Lewis Shines in The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? – April 6, 2017

Reviews are in and ‘The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?’ shines!

by Damianista – Fan Fun with Damian Lewis – April 6, 2017

“Damian Lewis gives the performance of his life.” — Paul Taylor, The Independent

Source: The Goat Play and The Independent

Damian Lewis has made a wonderful comeback to stage in Edward Albee’s late modern masterpiece The Goat or Who is Sylvia? at Theatre Royal Haymarket.

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West End Review: ‘The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?’ With Damian Lewis, Sophie Okonedo – April 6, 2017

West End Review: ‘The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?’ With Damian Lewis, Sophie Okonedo

by Matt Trueman – Variety – April 6, 2017

THE GOAT by Edward Albee, Directed by Ian Rickson, Designed by Rae Smith. The Theatre Royal Haymarket, London, UK – 2 March 2017 – Credit: Johan Persson

A married, middle-aged man falls in love with a goat. Edward Albee’s set-up might be simple, but it’s perfectly positioned – silly and shocking and, at its best, achingly sad. “The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?” deserves far better than Ian Rickson’s stagey production starring Damian Lewis and Sophie Okonedo, which plays the joke ahead of the emotional truth. As such, a play that should feel like a brain glitch, one that tap dances over all manner of taboos, emerges instead on an even keel, too level-headed by half. Albee’s tragicomedy throws every convention into question. Rickson and his cast cling to them for dear life.

At a moment of crumbling liberal consensus, uncertainty raging like a wildfire, “The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?” is all too pertinent. Martin (Lewis) is a world-renowned architect, long happily married to a bright, breezy woman (Okonedo). They’re perfect bourgeois liberals, an interracial couple with a gay teenage son (newcomer Archie Madekwe). Their brownstone, in Rae Smith’s design, is a bastion of good taste — Eames chairs and exposed brickwork, a Bauhaus book on the floor. Martin’s just turned 50. He’s a bit out of sorts. And he’s taken up with a goat named Sylvia. They’re in love.

Lewis makes abundantly clear that Martin means no malice and poses no threat. He’s an unworldly, sweet-hearted soul, as helpless as he is harmless. He’s almost too soft for society, an intellectual naïf whose wife steers him through life. Right now, he’s unable to recall simple names or dates, and greets his oldest friend (Jason Hughes) like a familiar face he can’t quite place. It’s as if his brain’s been rebooted. When Lewis pulls up a chair, it’s like he’s forgotten how to sit down. Everything, in other words, is up for grabs.

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Damian Lewis is making a wonderful comeback to the West End in Albee’s ‘The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?’, Fan Fun with Damian Lewis, October 20, 2016

Damian Lewis returns to the West End in Edward Albee’s The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?

by Damianista, Fan Fun with Damian Lewis, October 20, 2016
source: Hollywood Reporter

Source: Hollywood Reporter

We have been rolling drums for a while now but in case you missed it Damian Lewis is making a wonderful comeback to the West End, just two years after storming American Buffalo along with John Goodman and Tom Sturridge, in the new revival of Edward Albee’s The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? at the Theatre Royal HaymarketThe Goat is arguably the most provocative and controversial play by Albee who unfortunately passed away in September at the age of 88.

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