Imelda Staunton to star in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
The Daily Mail have reported that Olivier Award-winning actress Imelda Staunton is in "very early talks" to star as Martha in a West End revival of Edward Albee's 1962 [almost] Pulitzer Prize-winning play Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Produced by Sonia Friedman, with direction by James Macdonald, the production is apparently one of many options that the 'Gypsy' and 'Harry Potter' star is considering, along with a Broadway transfer of Jonathan Kent's production of Gypsy in 2018 - if a theatre with the correct orchestra pit can be found.
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? presents the breakdown of the marriage of a middle-aged couple, George and Martha who invite a younger couple, Nick and Honey to their home following a university faculty party. The play has been revived numerous times on Broadway and around the UK, and is well-known due to the film version which starred Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor.
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