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Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
BUY TICKETS 7pm Saturday 20 May
PLAY broadcast AS LIVE from the Harold Pinter Theatre, London (recorded live on 18 May)
Imelda Staunton and Conleth Hill excel in James Macdonald’s superb revival of Edward Albee’s scorching play.
Sonia Friedman Productions present Imelda Staunton (Gypsy, Vera Drake, the Harry Potter films), Conleth Hill (Game Of Thrones, The Producers), Luke Treadaway (A Street Cat Named Bob, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, The Hollow Crown) and Imogen Poots (A Long Way Down, Jane Eyre) in James Macdonald’s critically acclaimed, 5 star production of Edward Albee’s landmark play, broadcast live to cinemas from the Harold Pinter Theatre, London.
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 and his wife 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.
This is one of those rare occasions when play, performance and production perfectly coalesce. Imelda Staunton, having portrayed one of the sacred monsters of the American musical in Gypsy, now brilliantly embodies Edward Albee’s campus Medusa in the shape of Martha. Conleth Hill matches her every inch of the way as her seemingly ineffectual husband, George. Watching the two of them pummel each other senseless in a three-hour verbal slugfest may be exhausting but is ultimately uplifting and cathartic. Michael Billington, The Guardian
Tickets: Full £19 Adult concessions £17 18 & under £10
Running time: 3 hrs 30 mins (inc one interval)
Doors open: 6.30pm
Certificate: This screening is certified 12A As Live. Click here for more information.