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Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf

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Friday, 14 October 2022


Sunday, 6 November 2022

Starring Alan Committie & Robyn Scott

Gloucester Productions presents

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf

By Edward Albee

Direction by Sylvaine Strike

 Edward Albee’s WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF celebrates a 60thanniversary production in South Africa!

Gloucester Productions is proud to announce a 2022 production of a theatrical classic at Pieter Toerien’s Montecasino Theatre in Johannesburg.

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf is regarded by many as one of the more powerful explorations of relationship dynamics and this year it celebrates its 60th anniversary.

Back in 1962, audiences and critics alike could not get enough of Edward Albee’s masterful play. A dark comedy, it portrays husband and wife George and Martha in a searing night of dangerous fun and games with a younger couple, Nick and Honey, who get caught up in the battle.

By the evening’s end, a stunning, almost unbearable revelation supplies a climax that has shocked audiences for years. With the play’s razor-sharp dialogue, witty and hilarious scenarios, and the stripping away of social pretence it has been described as “a brilliantly original work of art, surging with shocks of recognition and dramatic fire” (Newsweek)

This product is in the wonderfully capable hands of a multi-award-winning team:

Sylvaine Strike (Fleur du cap best director for Endgame) directs a stellar cast including:

Alan Committie (Fleur du cap best actor for Richard III),

Robyn Scott (Fleur du cap best actress for Elizabeth – Almost a woman)

Sanda Shandu (Fleur du cap best supporting actor for King Kong)

and Berenice Barbier (making her professional stage debut)

Scenography by Wolf Britz (fleur du cap best lighting design forValsrivier)

Director Sylvaine Strike muses:

“On the auspicious occasion of its’ 60th anniversary, directing Edward Albee’s extraordinary Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf feels like an electrifying rite of passage, and I am both humbled and thrilled! This superbly penned dark comedy is a beast; a timeless classic that plays out over the length of a single evening during which Bourbon and Brandy are consumed in vast quantities by its four protagonists. Mischievous mind games are only the tip of the liquor-fuelled iceberg leaving the audience no choice but to ride its deliciously wild rollercoaster of hilarity, cruelty and madness.

I am so excited to be working with a luminous cast. The iconic roles of the evening’s hosts George and Martha played by the two formidable theatrical forces that are Alan Committie and Robyn Scott and introducing the terrific Sanda Shandu and Berenice Barbier in the roles of their innocent guests Nick and Honey.”

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf will run at Theatre on the Bay from Friday 16 September 2022 to Saturday 8 October 2022 with performances every Tuesday to Saturday at 20h00 and a Saturday matinee at 16h00

It will then move to Pieter Toerien’s Montecasino Theatre in Fourways, Johannesburg where it will run from Friday 14 October to Sunday 6 November 2022.  There will be performances from Wednesday to Saturday at 20h00 and matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 15h00.

The production carries a suggested age-appropriate restriction of no under 13’s.

Tickets are now available through Computicket

or by calling the theatre:

Montecasino: 011 5111988

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