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Imelda Staunton in character

12 May 2017

Critically acclaimed National Theatre Live: ‘Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’ broadcast at Cope Auditorium

LU Arts is set to host National Theatre Live: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf on 18 May, broadcast live from the Harold Pinter Theatre in London to Loughborough’s Cope Auditorium.

Sonia Friedman Productions present Imelda Staunton (Gypsy, Vera Drake, the Harry Potter films), Conleth Hill (Game Of Thrones, The Producers), Luke Treadaway (A Street Cat Named Bob, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, The Hollow Crown) and Imogen Poots (A Long Way Down, Jane Eyre) in James Macdonald’s critically acclaimed, 5 star production of Edward Albee’s landmark play.

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 and his wife 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.

The play has received universally outstanding reviews, with the Guardian calling it ‘one of those rare occasions when play, performance and production perfectly coalesce’.

‘Imelda Staunton is at her magnificent best. A first-rate revival of an astonishing play.’ («««««)

The Financial Times described it as ‘Intoxicatingly good.’ («««««)

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? shows at the Cope Auditorium, Loughborough University on Thursday 18 May at 7pm.

The performance has a certificate of 12A.

Tickets are £10.00 and can be booked online here, or at the LU Arts Box Office at Loughborough Town Hall on 01509 231914.

For further information on the LU Arts programme, please contact Nick Slater, Director of Arts, on 01509 222960 or visit the website.