Who’s Afraid of
Virginia Woolf?

By Edward Albee Director Benedict Andrews

  • Venue Upstairs Theatre
  • Dates 08 Aug – 16 Sep 2007

    GEORGE [murderously]: I’m really looking forward to this, Martha.

    George and Martha are having the new couple over for drinks. That it’s two in the morning and the booze has already been flowing only serves to make the upcoming game of Get the Guests more interesting. But as the marital sparring intensifies, the night spills into frenzy and none of them will make it to sunrise intact.

    Belvoir brought audiences up close to Edward Albee’s masterpiece. Act One is called ‘Fun and Games’, Act Three is called ‘The Exorcism.’ In between is one hell of a scrap between two of the most battered and brilliant prizefighters of twentieth-century drama. This is a funny and exhilarating look at what happens when truth and illusion go for each other’s throats in the citadel of liberal democracy.

    Benedict Andrews directed Catherine McClements in an acid-dipped production which took us unflinchingly to the bruised and desperate heart of love.


    By Edward Albee
    Director Benedict Andrews
    Set Designer Robert Cousins
    Costume Designer Alice Babidge
    Lighting Designer Niklas Pajanti
    Sound Designer Jeremy Silver
    Fight Choreographer Gavin Robins


    Marton Csokas
    Catherine McClements
    Robin McLeavy
    Simon Stone

    Production images by Heidrun Löhr


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