Whos Afraid Of Virginia Woolf
James Macdonald directs a new production of multi Tony and Pulitzer prize-winning playwright Edward Albee's landmark play Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Starring Olivier and Bafta award-winning actress Imelda Staunton (Gypsy, Sweeney Todd, Edward Albee's A Delicate Balance); Olivier award-winner Conleth Hill (Game Of Thrones, Stones In His Pockets, The Producers); Olivier award-winner Luke Treadaway (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Fortitude, The Hollow Crown) and Imogen Poots, in her West End debut (A Long Way Down, Jane Eyre and Me And Orson Wells).

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.
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'Imelda Staunton at her magnificent best. A first rate revival of an astonishing play. Perfection.'
The Guardian, Michael Billington

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'A fierce revival. Conleth Hill is superb. Exquisite.'
The Evening Standard, Henry Hitchings

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'James Macdonald's superlative production. Flawless.'
The Daily Telegraph, Dominic Cavendish

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'One of the greatest feats of acting I have witnessed. A brilliant night out.'
The Independent, Paul Taylor

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'Intoxicatingly good. James Macdonald's blistering production. Imelda Staunton and Conleth Hill are superb.'
Financial Times

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. The production will play at the West End's Harold Pinter Theatre for a limited 13-week season from 22 February 2017 to 27 May 2017.

Imogen Poots (Honey) makes her West End debut with this production. She made her breakthrough performance as Tammy in the film 28 Weeks Later, won the British Independent Film Award for Best Supporting Actress for The Look of Love in 2013 and was nominated for Best Actress at the 2015 Evening Standard British Film Awards for her role in Peter Bogdanovich's She's Funny That Way. Other film credits include Terrence Mallick's The Knight of Cups, Green Room, Filth, Jimi: All Is By My Side, A Late Quartet and Jane Eyre. On television, she recently played the female lead in Cameron Crowe's debut television series Roadies (Showtime).

Luke Treadaway (Nick) won an Olivier Award for his performance as Christopher in 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, again at the National. For film, Treadaway plays the lead in the upcoming Sony Pictures release A Street Cat Named Bob, and his 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. For television, in January he returns to his role of scientist Vincent Rattrey in the second series of Sky Atlantic's critically acclaimed Fortitude. Other credits include The Rack Pack, The Hollow Crown and The Nightmare World of H.G. Wells.

Type of production: Comedy

Opened: 22 February 2017

Booking until: 27 May 2017

Running time: 3 Hours

Prices: £13.00 - £117.00

Author / playwright: Edward Albee

Director: James Macdonald

Cast: Imelda Staunton , Conleth Hill