What Do Critics Think of Imelda Staunton in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

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The West End revival, directed by James Macdonald, plays the Harold Pinter Theatre.
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Following an acclaimed turn as Rose in Gypsy, Imelda Staunton has returned to the London stage for a revival of the Edward Albee classic Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? at the Harold Pinter Theatre. Leading the cast are Conleth Hill as George and Staunton as Martha, with Luke Treadaway and Imogen Poots as the couple they invite to their home.

Performances began February 22 ahead of a March 9 opening.

The Albee play, which premiered on Broadway in 1962 and has since had three Broadway revivals, takes place over a single night in the home of a New England professor and his wife. Taking advantage of their guests for the evening, the couple stages an all-night battle of mind games and sexual intrigue.

Read reviews for the West End revival, directed by James Macdonald:

Financial Times (Sarah Hemming)
The Guardian (Michael Billington)
Evening Standard (Henry Hitchigns)
The Independent (Paul Taylor)
The Stage (Mark Shenton)
The Telegraph (Dominic Cavendish)
Time Out London (Andrzej Lukowski)
Variety (David Benedict)

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Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? is playing through May 27. Visit whosafraidofvirginiawoolf.co.uk/ for tickets and more information.

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