NT Live: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
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- Thu 18 May
- 190 minutes
- Director: James Macdonald
- Writer: Edward Albee
- Cast: Imelda Staunton, Conleth Hill, Imogen Poots, Luke Treadaway.
- United Kingdom (2017)
Featuring a sensational performance from Imelda Staunton, James Macdonald’s critically acclaimed, five star production of Edward Albee’s landmark play is broadcast live from the Harold Pinter Theatre in London's West End.
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.
‘Imelda Staunton is at her magnificent best. A first-rate revival of an astonishing play.’ ★★★★★ The Guardian
‘Conleth Hill is superb. Exquisite.’ ★★★★★ Evening Standard
‘Luke Treadaway and Imogen Poots are terrific.’ ★★★★★ Metro
‘James Macdonald’s blistering production. Intoxicatingly good.’ ★★★★★