Labour of Love


Direct from London’s West End comes this wildly witty comedy about the ups and downs of left-of-center politics over the past twenty-five years. MP David Lyons parachuted into Parliament with Tony Blair’s generation of center-left politicos focused on electability and effectiveness. His local office director, Jean Whittaker, firmly believes in the pro-union, far-left policies that have historically served his constituency deep in the heart of British coal country… a district that in 2018 just might turn conservative for the first time in a century.  Unfolding over decades, across multiple election nights, through economic booms and busts, this wickedly funny clash of values and class reflects a shifting political landscape that will resonate for anyone asking, “whither the Democrats?” 

Presented by Olney Theatre Center

Show Type
Running Time
120 minutes
(1 Intermission)
Appropriate For 16+ Price Ranges
$40 - $84

Discount Tickets Available Discounts available for military, students, groups, and seniors.

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Box Office Phone: 301-924-3400

Schedule Open/Close Dates: 09/26/2018 - 10/28/2018
Sunday 01:45pm--
Monday ---
Tuesday ---
Wednesday 07:45pm--
Thursday 07:45pm--
Friday 07:45pm--
Saturday 01:45pm07:45pm-
Important Dates

Extra Performances

  • 10/03/2018 - 1:45pm

Dark Days

  • 09/29/2018 - 1:45pm

Sold Out Performances

  • 09/29/2018 - 7:45pm
Performer Role
Julia Coffey Jean
Emily Kester Margot
Brian Kim Mr. Shen
Tessa Klein Elizabeth
Marcus Kyd Len
M. Scott McLean David
Production Personnel
James Graham
Leora Morris
Costume Designer
Sarah Cubbage
Set Designer
Daniel Ettinger
Sound Designer
Sarah O'Halloran
Lighting Designer
Jesse Belsky
Projections/Media Designer
Rasean Davonte Johnson


Olney Theatre Center
2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney, MD 20832
About the Venue:
Olney Theatre Center is a 80-year-old professional, award-winning, nonprofit Equity theater whose mission is to inspire and nurture artists, students, technicians, administrators, and its audience members through its diverse array of theatrical and musical productions year-round.


  • Free onsite parking


  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.
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