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Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? broadcast live to cinemas

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?Following the enormously successful opening of James Macdonald’s new production of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? starring Imelda Staunton, Conleth Hill, Imogen Poots and Luke Treadaway, producers today announced the forthcoming live broadcast of the play to cinemas throughout the UK and beyond as part of National Theatre Live.

The broadcast will take place on 18th May at 7.30pm and tickets go on sale at the beginning of April. Visit your local cinema website for details.

The run of the critically acclaimed production continues at the Harold Pinter Theatre, with tickets available through the Box Office until 27th May.

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.

There’s something highly theatrical indeed about a world of make-believe created by George and Martha, contained within another world of make-believe (that is, the show itself). It made me think of instances elsewhere where the cold, naked truth of something has either been evaded, sanded down or flatly denied – so much in this show is so remarkably relatable. One more thing: anyone who believes that ‘sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me’ hasn’t seen this marvellous and gripping production of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Read our 5-star review

Listings:
Imelda Staunton and Conleth Hill in
Edward Albee’s
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
With Imogen Poots and Luke Treadaway
Director: James Macdonald
Designer: Tom Pye
Lighting Designer: Charles Balfour
Sound Designer and Composer: Adam Cork
Produced by Sonia Friedman Productions and Tulchin Bartner Productions
in association with 1001 Nights Productions, Scott M. Delman, Rupert Gavin, Brian Zeilinger
The Harold Pinter Theatre
Harold Pinter Theatre, Panton Street, London SW1Y 4DN
22nd February 2017 – 27th May 2017

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