Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? starring Imelda Staunton and Conleth Hill

Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? starring Imelda Staunton

Harold Pinter Theatre, London

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Imelda Staunton stars in the electrifying drama Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? in London’s West End.

Best known for the iconic 1966 film adaptation starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, Edward Albee’s multi Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning portrait of a marriage in meltdown returns to the London stage starring Imelda Staunton (Martha) and Conleth Hill (George).

Hailed as having some of the greatest dialogue in American Theatre this new production will be directed by James Macdonald.

‘Albee’s enduring masterpiece about the danger of living in a world of illusions.’ The Guardian (September 2016)

Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? runs from 22 February 2017 until 27 May 2017 at the Harold Pinter Theatre.

STORY

In the early hours of the morning on the campus of an American college, Martha, much to her husband George’s displeasure, has invited the new professor Nick and his wife Honey to their home for some after-party drinks. As the alcohol flows and dawn approaches, the young couple are drawn into George and Martha’s toxic games until the evening reaches its climax in a moment of devastating truth-telling.

CAST

The cast features Imelda Staunton (Martha), Conleth Hill (George), Luke Treadaway (Nick) and Imogen Poots (Honey).

Imelda Staunton returns to the West End after her Olivier Award-winning performances as Mama Rose in Gypsy and Mrs Lovett in Sweeney Todd. Her many theatre and film credits include Edward Albee’s A Delicate Balance at the Almeida Theatre, her Bafta Award-winning performance in the title role for Vera Drake, and as Dolores Umbridge in the Harry Potter films.

Conleth Hill is perhaps best known for his role as Lord Varys in the HBO television production Game of Thrones. Conleth’s extensive theatre credits, include Quartermaine’s Terms, The Cherry Orchard at the National Theatre and The Producers for which he won an Olivier Award. Hill also won an Olivier Award and Tony Award nomination for Best Actor for Stones In His Pockets.

CREATIVE TEAM

Directed by James Macdonald with design by Tom Pie.

REVIEWS

★★★★★ Everything about Kent’s production slots perfectly into place. – The Guardian
★★★★★ Intoxicatingly good – Financial Times
★★★★★ Staunton is on monstrously fine form – Daily Telegraph
★★★★★ This modern classic still feels lethal – Evening Standard
★★★★★ Jesus H Christ – this is a brilliant night out – The Independent
★★★★ Imelda Staunton and Conleth Hill are devastating – Time Out


Show Information

Performance dates
Booking to 27 May 2017

Important Notes

Important Information: Recommended for 12+ due to strong language and adult themes. Children under 5 years and babes in arms will strictly not be admitted.




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Venue Information

Harold Pinter Theatre, 6 Panton Street, London, SW1Y 4DN
Nearest Tube or Train: Piccadilly Circus (Piccadilly line, Bakerloo line)
Nearest Buses: 3, 6, 9, 12, 14, 15, 19, 22, 23, 24, 29, 38, 88, 91, 94, 139, 159, 176, 453
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Luke Treadaway and Imogen Poots cast in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Further casting has been announced for the West End revival of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf starring Imelda Staunton.

Imogen Poots and Luke Treadaway will join the previously announced Imelda Staunton and Conleth Hill in the new production of multi Tony and Pulitzer prize-winning playwright Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, directed by James Macdonald.

Imogen Poots makes her West End debut playing the role of Honey. Poots made her breakthrough performance as Tammy in the film 28 Weeks Later. Other film credits include The Look of Love, for which she won the British Independent Film Award for Best Supporting Actress, She’s Funny That Way, The Knight of Cups, Green Room and Jane Eyre.

Luke Treadaway returns to the West End in the role of Nick. He won an Olivier Award for his performance as Christopher in the internationally acclaimed hit The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (National Theatre/ West End) and also originated the role of Albert in the earliest production of War Horse (National). Further theatre credits include Over There (Royal Court), Piranha Heights (Soho Theatre) and Saint Joan (National Theatre).

Treadaway can be seen on screen in the upcoming Sony Pictures release A Street Cat Named Bob, adapted from the New York Times bestselling novel. Further film credits include Unbroken, Attack the Block, The Whistleblower, Clash of the Titans, Tonight You’re Mine, Heartless, The Rise and Brothers of the Head. In January he returns to his role of scientist Vincent Rattrey in the second series of Sky Atlantic’s critically acclaimed series Fortitude.

Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? runs from 22 February 2017 until 27 May 2017 at the Harold Pinter Theatre.

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