Elizabeth McGovern, best known for playing Cora Crawley on Downton Abbey, will star in a U.K. revival of Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? next year.
Directed by Lindsay Posner, the Tony-winning play will be produced at Theatre Royal Bath's Ustinov Studio January 13–February 11, 2023. Opening night is set for January 18.
Additional casting and creative team members will be announced.
For the uninitiated, Albee’s 1962 play follows an older married couple (Martha and George) who invite a younger pair over for drinks and games. As the night wears on, dark secrets begin to spill out, sending both relationships on a destructive path.
McGovern was Oscar-nominated for her portrayal of Evelyn Nesbit in Ragtime and had leading roles in Once Upon a Time in America, The Handmaid’s Tale, and The Wings of the Dove. Her recent stage credits include Broadway's Time and the Conways and the U.K. tour of God of Carnage.