Dougray Scott & Elizabeth McGovern to star in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? in Bath

Theatre Royal Bath have announced final casting for Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Dougray Scott, Charles Aitken and Gina Bramhill join previously announced Elizabeth McGovern in Lindsay Posner’s revival of Edward Albee’s masterpiece. The sizzler of a play begins performances 13 January 2023.

Elizabeth McGovern (Downton Abbey, Academy Award nominated for Ragtime, The Starry Messenger) and Dougray Scott (Enigma, Mission: Impossible 2) will play feisty yet quarrelsome couple Martha and George with Charles Aitken (RSC’s Coriolanus) and Gina Bramhill (Being Human) cast as newlyweds Nick and Honey.

Hailed as having some of the greatest dialogue in American Theatre the play is a portrait of a marriage in meltdown.

Elizabeth McGovern, Charles Aitken, Gina Bramhill & Dougray Scott

First staged on Broadway in 1962, Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? was soon established as one of the great plays in post-war American drama, winner of the Tony and Critics’ Circle Awards for Best New Play. Its reputation was further enhanced by Mike Nichols’ multi Academy Award winning 1966 film adaptation, starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. Sixty years on from its premiere, it is now seen as one of the most influential and highly regarded plays in American literature.

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? will run from 13 January 2023 – 11 February 2023 at Theatre Royal Bath.

📷 Main photo: Dougray Scott & Elizabeth McGovern

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