Kelly and Childs to Star in Virginia Woolf? at London's Trafalgar Studios 2

News   Kelly and Childs to Star in Virginia Woolf? at London's Trafalgar Studios 2
 
Matthew Kelly and Tracey Childs will play, respectively, George and Martha in Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, which begins performances at Trafalgar Studios 2 on April 14 (also the press night) for a run of 31 performances to May 9.

The cast will also feature Louise Kempton as Honey and Mark Farrelly as Nick. Andrew Hall, who is currently playing Bill Austen in the London production of Mamma Mia!, directs. The production was previously seen last autumn at Lichfield Garrick Theatre.

The play was last seen in the West End in 2006, when Kathleen Turner and Bill Irwin re-created their Broadway performances in Anthony Page's production at the Apollo Theatre. The play originally premiered on Broadway in 1962, and the 1967 film version won five Oscars.

In the play, the cocktails come out and the gloves come off as George and Martha take their guests through the evening from hell.

Kelly is currently appearing in Howard Barker's Victory at the Arcola with Geraldine James. In March he is making a short film "Showreel." His extensive stage career includes Hamm in Beckett's Endgame at the Liverpool Everyman in 2008 and as an Ugly Sister with his son Matthew Rixon in Cinderella at the Mayflower Southampton last Christmas. He was recently seen as Salieri in Peter Shaffer's Amadeus at Wilton's Musical Hall.

Childs was recently seen in TV's "Dr. Who." She was previously in the series "Born and Bred" and "Howard's Way." She appeared with Matthew Kelly in a stage production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame in 1987, and has appeared in the title role of Miss Julie, as Sybil in Private Lives and as Tracy Lord in High Society. To book tickets contact the box office at 0870 060 6632 or visit www.theambassadors.com/trafalgarstudios.

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