Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Theatre breaks

About the show

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.

Imelda Staunton (Martha) and Conleth Hill (George) star in a new production of multi Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Edward Albee’s landmark play: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? directed by James Macdonald.

What to expect from Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Imelda Staunton returns to the West End after her Olivier Award-winning performances as Mama Rose in Gypsy and Mrs Lovett in Sweeney Todd. Her many theatre and film credits include Edward Albee’s A Delicate Balance at the Almeida Theatre, her Bafta Award-winning performance in the title role for Vera Drake, and as Dolores Umbridge in the Harry Potter films. 

Conleth Hill is perhaps best known for his role as Lord Varys in the HBO television production Game of Thrones. Conleth’s extensive theatre credits, include Quartermaine’s Terms, The Cherry Orchard at the National Theatre and The Producers for which he won an Olivier Award. Hill also won an Olivier Award and Tony Award nomination for Best Actor for Stones In His Pockets.

Book a hotel with TicketTree and you’re guaranteed a clean, comfortable overnight stay, ready to enjoy London in the morning. From budget to luxury, a Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Theatre break is the perfect way to enjoy Britain’s ancient capital. Plus, add on our discounted rail tickets and make your way there and back with speed and ease.

Reviews of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

  • "Imelda Staunton at her magnificent best. A first rate revival of an astonishing play. Perfection." - The Guardian

Interesting facts about Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Playwright Edward Albee wrote and adapted a total of 34 plays in his lifetime. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama three times, for A Delicate Balance, Seascape and Three Tall Women, and was nominated twice more
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Premiered in 1962 and the original production and subsequent film version in 1966 won a Tony, a New York Drama Critics’ Circle award, several Academy Awards and a BAFTA
Imelda Staunton trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art alongside such talents as Alan Rickman, Timothy Spall and Juliet Stevenson


TBC, but 15+ recommended. Deals with mature themes of a sexual nature.

Tips for booking a cheap Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Break

The Harold Pinter is a tricky auditorium, but if you’re fine with heights and a bit of a lead for a safety rail, the front Balcony is reasonably priced and is the best place for a cheap Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? theatre break.


Monday to Saturday at 7.30pm

Wednesday and Saturday at 2.30pm

Running time - 3 hrs 15 mins

Booking until - 27/05/2017

Harold Pinter Theatre

Panton StreetLondon

Nearest tube - Piccadilly Circus

Seating information - The theatre is split into 4 tiers: the Stalls are at the ground level, with the Dress Circle on the 1st floor, the Royal Circle above and the Balcony at the top.

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