We have sadly cancelled all further performances of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? We are contacting all ticket holders to ask them to gift the cost of their ticket as a donation to the theatre, credit accounts or to arrange refunds. Please bear with us while we work through this as quickly as we can.
Director David Mercatali / Designer Anisha Fields
Martha Pooky Quesnel
George Mark Meadows
Nick Joseph Tweedale
Honey Francesca Henry
Full cast announcement
George and Martha invite Nick and Honey to join them for a nightcap. It’s way too late in the evening, but what do they have to lose?
David Mercatali (Blue Heart, Dark Vanilla Jungle, Radiant Vermin) returns to Tobacco Factory Theatres to direct Edward Albee’s landmark black comedy. By turns brilliantly funny and utterly devastating, you won’t want to look away.
Two professors and their wives living the American Dream. Following an innocent invitation after a college campus party, the paper-thin illusion that all is well starts to peel away as George and Martha realise they have a captive audience for their toxic domestic games. As dawn approaches, there is only one way this party can end. And whether they like it or not, everyone must play their part.
Pull up a chair and fix yourself a drink.
Our new co-production of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? builds on the electrifying drama of past Tobacco Factory Theatres productions such as Blue Heart, A View From the Bridge, Macbeth and Beautiful Thing. We are thrilled to present this exhilarating masterpiece in the intimacy of our Factory Theatre before taking it to our co-producers Wiltshire Creative in Salisbury.
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH LTD, a Concord Theatricals Company.
- RUNNING TIMEApprox 3hrs 15mins (inc. interval - see below)
- TICKETSFrom £12 (subject to availability). Please select Buy Tickets for more details.
- VENUEFactory Theatre
AGE RECOMMENDATION 14+ (contains strong language and adult themes)
7.30pm / Matinees Thu (except 20 & 27 Feb) & Sat 2pm
No show Sun
RUNNING TIME Approx. 3hrs 15mins, including one 15 minute interval between Acts One and Two and a brief pause of 5 minutes between Acts Two and Three.
Performances on Wed 19 – Sat 22 February are previews.
DIRECTORS’ LAB: WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?
Fri 06 March
Join Director David Mercatali on the set of his production Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? for a day exploring the text and the possibilities it offers.
MULTIBUYS Book 3 or more shows SAVE 15% and Book 5 or more shows SAVE 20%.
Business Club Members can get 2 for 1 tickets to the performances on Thu 20 February 7.30pm and Thu 12 March 7.30pm. Book early as this offer is subject to availability. To claim please quote your company promotion code over the phone or in person at the Box Office. Please bring proof of the company you work for.