Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Harold Pinter Theatre, London
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? - Harold Pinter Theatre, London
Important Information: Contains strong language. Contains scenes of sexual nature. Contains strong violent scenes. Please note Thursday 18th May's performance will be part of NT Live and will start at 7pm. You will need to be seated by 6.45pm latest and there will be cameras in the Stalls level and possibly Dress Circle. No latecomers will be admitted.
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Over half a century has passed since it was first seen by audiences on Broadway but from February 2017 crowds in London’s West End will get to revisit Edward Albee’s classic play Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? as it takes pride of place at the Harold Pinter Theatre. Back then it was a huge success, selling an enormous quantity of theatre tickets and in 2017 there’s no reason this success cannot be felt again.
After all we are talking about an iconic story with well known characters. But that isn’t the only reason audiences will flock to the West End to see it; the production will star Imelda Staunton in a lead role alongside Conleth Hill and there’s no doubt that theatregoers will want to see an acting powerhouse live onstage.
She plays the role of Martha to Hill’s George. They are a married couple in Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? with ties to a university college (George is a professor and she is related to the president) and one night they invite another couple – Nick and Honey - to their home. But during the course of the evening their relationships becomes exposed for all to see and Nick and Honey must witness their anger and game-playing as the explosive play hurtles towards its devastating conclusion.
The play will be directed by James Macdonald when it opens in February. He is a highly experienced director whose work has been seen across the capital, tackling other works from the late Edward Albee and also directing the likes of The Father at the Donmar Warehouse.
But for Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? he once again works with Imelda Staunton (whom he previously directed in Circle, Mirror, Transformation at the Royal Court Theatre). The acting legend has appeared in a wealth of shows across the capital and is also known for her screen roles in the likes of The Awakening, Vera Drake and Pride. Her West End credits include Entertaining Mr Sloane at the Trafalgar Studios, Gypsy at the Savoy Theatre and Sweeney Todd at the Adelphi Theatre, to name but a few.
See her in Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? when the show opens at the Harold Pinter Theatre on Thursday 9th March 2017 (previews from Wednesday 22nd February 2017).
Show & Venue InformationHarold Pinter Theatre
Wednesday, 22 February 2017
Wednesday, 24 May 2017
3 hours including one interval