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Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

By Edward Albee

Trafalgar Studios II
14 Whitehall,
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Matthew Kelly and Tracey Childs play George and Martha in Edward Albee’s multi Award winning play ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf’ which will be at the Trafalgar Studios from Tuesday 14 April to Saturday 9 May. The press performance is on Tuesday 14 April at 7.00pm.

Louise Kempton plays Honey and Mark Farrelly is Nick. It is directed by Andrew Hall and produced by Solomon Point in association with The Lichfield Garrick Rep Company.

The cocktails come out and the gloves come off as George and Martha take their guests through the evening from hell. An extraordinary theatrical creation of true depth, vicious comedy and compassionate insight, Albee's masterpiece combines the brilliant, the banal, the vulgar and the poetic. This production played a sell out season at the Lichfield Garrick Theatre last autumn.

Edward Albee has won the Pulitzer Prize three times. The film version of ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf’? (1967) won 5 Oscars. His other plays include ‘Tiny Alice’, ‘Three Tall Women’ and ‘A Delicate Balance’.

Matthew Kelly is currently in Howard Barker’s ‘Victory’ at the Arcola with Geraldine James. In March he is making a short film ‘Showreel’. His extensive stage career includes as Hamm in Beckett’s ‘Endgame’ at the Liverpool Everyman in 2008 and as an Ugly Sister with his son Matthew Rixon in ‘Cinderella’at the Mayflower Southampton last Christmas. He was recently seen as Salieri in Peter Shaffer’s ‘Amadeus’ at Wilton’s Musical Hall.

Tracey Childs has most recently been seen in ‘Dr Who’. She was in 4 series of the BBC drama ‘Born and Bred’. She is best known for her role as Lynne Howard in the series ‘Howard’s Way’. Her stage roles include ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’ with Matthew Kelly in 1987, the title role in ‘Miss Julie’, Sybil in Private Lives’, and Tracy Lord in the award wining production of ‘High Society’.

Andrew Hall has worked extensively in theatre, TV and film. He was with the RSC for 2 years and is currently playing Bill Austen in ‘Mama Mia’. He was in Peter Hall’s UK tour of ‘Hay Fever’

31 Performances April 14th to May 9th 2009
Mon –Sat 7.45pm, Mats Thurs and Sat 3pm Press perf Tues 14 April 7.00pm
Running time 2 hrs 50mins
PRICES: Mon £17.50, Tue to Thurs & Mats £22.50, Fri & Sat eves £25

9 March 2009