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Ustinov Studio Elizabeth McGovern, Dougray Scott, Charles Aitken, Gina Bramhill

Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?

By Edward Albee
  • 13 January - 11 February
Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?

Event Information

Monday - Saturday 7.15pm
Matinees Thursday & Saturday 2pm

Running Time: 3 hours 30 minutes

Fri 13 Jan — Sat 11 Feb

A stellar cast led by Hollywood stars Elizabeth McGovern and Dougray Scott in Edward Albee's scintillating masterpiece.

Taking place during the course of one brutal and hilarious night, George, a college professor and his wife Martha invite a young couple back for late night drinks after a faculty party. As the alcohol flows, the guests are coerced into witnessing and participating in George and Martha’s sadistic game-playing and vitriolic verbal scrapping which reaches its climax in a momentous revelation.

First staged on Broadway in 1962, Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? was soon established as one of the great plays in post-war American drama, winner of the Tony and Critics’ Circle Awards for Best New Play. Its reputation was further enhanced by Mike Nichols’ multi Academy Award winning 1966 film adaptation, starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. Sixty years on from its premiere, it is now seen as one of the most influential and highly regarded plays in American literature.

Elizabeth McGovern is best known for playing Cora Crawley, Countess of Grantham in Downton Abbey. She was Academy Award nominated for her portrayal of Evelyn Nesbit in Ragtime, and had leading roles in the movies Once Upon A Time In America, The Handmaid’s Tale and The Wings of the Dove. Hollywood star Dougray Scott's many television and movie appearances include playwright Arthur Miller in My Week With Marilyn, Sir Matt Busby in United and roles in Mission: Impossible 2 and Desperate Housewives.

“Not just meticulously plotted but psychologically acute... a masterpiece” Daily Telegraph
“It's the greatest slanging match in the theatrical canon” Daily Mail
“Viciously funny” Guardian

(Please note this production contains the use of herbal cigarettes)


Friday 13 January - Saturday 11 February

Monday - Saturday 7.15pm

Matinees Thursday & Saturday 2pm

Press Night Wednesday 18 January 6pm

A booking fee of £2.50 per ticket applies

Theatre Royal Bath Productions present




by Edward Albee


Elizabeth McGovern Martha

Dougray Scott George

Charles Aitken Nick

Gina Bramhill Honey


Creative Team

Director Lindsay Posner

Set & Costume Designer  Paul Wills

Lighting Designer  Paul Pyant

Sound Designer  Gregory Clarke

Assistant Director  George Jibson

Casting Director Ginny Schiller CDG

Dialect Coach Michaela Kennen

Fight Director Bret Yount

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