Turner-Irwin Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf Opens in London Jan. 31

News   Turner-Irwin Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf Opens in London Jan. 31
 
The acclaimed revival of Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, starring Kathleen Turner, officially opens Jan. 31 at London’s Apollo Theatre. Previews began Jan. 20.
Bill Irwin in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?.
Bill Irwin in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?. Photo by Carol Rosegg

The transfer of Anthony Page’s production keeps the Broadway cast, with the Tony-nominated Turner playing Martha, the Tony-winning Bill Irwin as George and David Harbour and Mirelle Enos as Nick and Honey. Turner made her West End stage debut in 2000 playing Mrs. Robinson in Terry Johnson’s stage adaptation of "The Graduate." The Hollywood actress' movie career peaked in the eighties and early nineties with such films as "The War of the Roses," "Peggy Sue Got Married" and "Prizzi’s Honor."

The West End last saw Albee's 1962 classic in 1996 in a production starring David Suchet and Diana Rigg as the husband and wife locked in a love-hate marriage.

The Broadway revival opened March 20, 2005, and closed Sept. 5 after 8 previews and 177 performances.

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? is produced by Nica Burns and Max Weitzenhoffer.

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