Imelda Staunton (Martha) and Conleth Hill (George) star in a new production of multi Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Edward Albee’s landmark play: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? directed by James Macdonald.
★★★★★ ‘Imelda Staunton at her magnificent best. A first rate revival of an astonishing play. Perfection.’ -- The Guardian, Michael Billington
★★★★★‘ A fierce revival. Conleth Hill is superb. Exquisite.’ - The Evening Standard, Henry Hitchings
★★★★★ ‘One of the greatest feats of acting I have witnessed. A brilliant night out.’ - The Independent, Paul Taylor
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.
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. His extensive theatre credits include Quartermaine’s Terms and The Cherry Orchard at the National Theatre. Hill has won Olivier awards for his performances in The Producers and Stones In His Pockets.
Please note Thursday 17th 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.