NT Live’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, the critically acclaimed play starring Harry Potter’s Imelda Staunton is set to be screened at Theatr Colwyn, Colwyn Bay, this May.
Imelda Staunton is well known for her role as Dolores Umbridge in the Potter films, she has received plaudits from critics and audiences alike for her performance as Martha in NT Live’s ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf’.
In the early hours of the morning on the campus of an American college, Martha, much to the displeasure of her husband George (played by Conleth Hill from Game of Thrones), has invited the new professor and his wife to their home for some after-party drinks.
As the alcohol flows and dawn approaches, the young couple is drawn into George and Martha’s toxic games until the evening reaches its climax in a moment of devastating truth-telling.
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf is Edward Albee’s best-known play. It first opened on Broadway in the Billy Rose Theatre in 1962 and was made into an Academy Award-winning film in 1966 which was directed by Mike Nichols (The Graduate, The Birdcage) starred Richard Burton (Where Eagles Dare, 1984) and Elizabeth Taylor (Cleopatra, Giant).
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf will be screening at Theatr Colwyn on May 18 and tickets are £12, £11 concessions, from www.theatrcolwyn.co.uk | 01492 5777888.
Imelda Staunton in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf. Photo by Johan Persson