Olivier Award winners Imelda Staunton and Conleth Hill co-star in this exciting West End revival of revered playwright Edward Albee’s marriage drama Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? for a limited season only.
Set on the campus of an American college in the early hours of the morning, Albee’s drama sees Martha invite new professor Nick and his wife Honey for after-party drinks with her husband George back at their home, much to the latter’s displeasure.
This provides the backdrop to explosive scrutiny of the two’s marriage, as the couple’s initial charm towards their visitors makes way to flowing alcohol and toxic games. As dawn approaches, events culminate in a moment of devastating truth-telling.
Four-time Olivier Award winner Staunton, whose recent critically acclaimed performances include playing Mama Rose in the widely lauded revival of Gypsy, and Mrs Lovett in Sweeney Todd, stars alongside fellow Olivier-winner Hill, who is perhaps best known for his role as Lord Varys in HBO series Game Of Thrones.
Playing for 13 weeks only at the Harold Pinter Theatre, this is an exciting new production of a celebrated, Tony Award-winning text, and is certainly not to be missed.
Cast & Creatives
- Imelda Staunton, Conleth Hill, Luke Treadaway, Imogen Poots
- Edward Albee
- James Macdonald
- Sonia Friedman Productions
Harold Pinter Theatre
- Panton Street, London, United Kingdom SW1Y 4DN
- 0844 871 7622 (Calls cost 7p per min plus your telephone company's network access charge)
- Official site
- Nearest tube
- Piccadilly Circus (225m)
- Nearest bus
- 3, 6, 9, 12, 14, 15, 19, 22, 23, 24, 29, 38, 88, 91, 94, 139, 159, 176, 453
50% off parking at Q-Park Trafalgar, just 6 minutes from the theatre.
- This venue accepts Theatre Tokens
- How to book
- Tel: 0844 871 7677 Fax: 020 8544 7488
- Discounts vary according to production. Concessions may be available (Please enquire at time of booking).
- Limited mobility
- Row A and seats N1, N21, L1, L21, D1, D22 in the stalls and Boxes C & D have the most leg room.
- Access description
- Level access from street to Dress circle via ramp at the entrance and level platform to seats.2 steps up to double doors opening into the foyer. All stairs are highlighted and have handrails on both sides. No steps from the foyer to the back of the Dress Circle (2 steps between rows). 24 steps down from the foyer to the Stalls, 23 steps up from the foyer to the Royal Circle (with 2 steep steps between rows) and 50 steps up to the Balcony.
- Hearing impaired
- Infra-red system with 6 headsets. Headsets available from the Duty Manager. You will be asked to leave a credit card or a £10 deposit. Portable loop available in Box Office.
- Guide dogs policy
- Guide dogs and hearing dogs are welcome at the Comedy Theatre. They can stay with you during the performances, however, you must inform the Box Office when booking your tickets and a seat on the aisle can be reserved for you. Alternatively, a member of staff will care for your dog during the performance.
- 4 wheelchair spaces in Dress Circle. 2 transfer seats in E5 and E17
- There is no adapted toilet. It may be possible to use the toilet on the left-hand side of the auditorium, down 6 steps via a ramp and through 2 doorways, approx. 64cm wide. Women’s and men’s at Stalls, Royal Circle and Balcony. Please note, the men's toilet on the Royal Circle level is only accessible via 13 steps up from the Royal Circle Bar.
- Disabled toilets
- No adapted toilet.
- 3 licensed bars. No steps from the back of the Dress Circle to the foyer bar (no seating). Drinks brought to disabled customers in the auditorium. More bars at the rear of the Stalls, at Royal Circle and at Balcony.
- This venue accepts Theatre Tokens