29 Jun 2024 — 21 Jul 2024 | Comedy Theatre

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Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Sold out even before it opened last year, this critically acclaimed Red Stitch production of Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? is now playing at the Comedy Theatre for a limited 3 week season.

Starring stage and screen legend, Logie and AFI Award winner Kat Stewart (Underbelly, Offspring, Disgraced, Heisenberg) and directed by Helpmann Award winner Sarah Goodes (Sunday, The Children, Julia).  

In this jet-black comedy featuring some of the most cracking dialogue and savage one-liners ever written for the stage, real-life couple, Kat Stewart and David Whiteley play Martha and George, whose marriage is served up to their unwitting guests, played by Emily Goddard and Harvey Zielinski, as a taste of the humiliations and the inevitable compromises to come. 

Simply one of the greatest plays ever written, Edward Albee’s classic masterpiece first burst onto the stage in 1962, tapping into a growing unease about notions of decency and respectability, in a vicious dissection of a marriage over years of disappointments. This masterful play is an ode to the heartbreak of middle age.

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to witness this electrifying production.

REVIEWS

"This must rate as one of the great opening nights in the history of Australia theatre.... Red Stitch should take this exemplary production to Broadway, where it would doubtless elicit the same grateful, exultant ovation it rightly drew on Wednesday night."
Peter Rose, Australian Book Review

***** 
"Kat Stewart delivers a tour de force performance"

Limelight

****
"You’ll be scorched by its marital savagery, even from the back row. This production deserves to sell out"

The Age

"It is a play of massive personalities, and the wattage emanating from the cast is electrifying."
The Guardian

"The direction is pitch perfect"
Arts Hub 

"Kat Stewart and David Whiteley are unforgettable as Martha and George."
The Age

“Outstanding”
Australian Book Review

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