Now his seminal 1962 play Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf is revived by director James Macdonald (Escaped Alone, Royal Court; The Father, Duke of York's Theatre) in a new production for London's West End. Imelda Staunton follows on from the Olivier-winning triumph of Gypsy to star as Martha alongside Game of Thrones actor Conleth Hill as George.
Set in the claustrophobic confines of an after-hours drinks party at an American college, the play begins with a middle-aged married couple entertaining the new professor and his wife. Fuelled by booze and bitterness, the older couple draw their guests into an increasingly twisted series of games and illusions, which finally shatters with a climactic revelation.
It's a modern classic of a play, regularly revived and referenced. From Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton to Kathleen Turner and Bill Irwin, a host of great actors have played Martha and George. This new revival certainly has enough talent behind it to live up to the strong precedent; we recommend booking promptly to avoid disappointment.
|What||Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Harold Pinter Theatre|
Harold Pinter Theatre
Panton Street, London, SW1Y 4DN | MAP
|Nearest tube||Piccadilly Circus (underground)|
22 Feb 17 – 27 May 17, Matinee performances on Wednesdays and Saturdays; no shows on Sundays
|Price||£10 – £90|
|Website||Click here to book via Culture Whisper and See Tickets|