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State Theatre Company South Australia presents

Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Licensed by Music Theatre International (Australasia) on behalf of Dramatists Play Service Inc.

27 Jan — 6 Feb 2022
Dunstan Playhouse

The 2021 season of Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? at the Dunstan Playhouse, originally scheduled from 24 Sep – 9 Oct 2021 has been rescheduled for 27 Jan – 6 Feb 2022.

Click here for more information for existing ticket holders.

War? Total war.

Academic couple George and Martha have invited their new colleagues, Nick and Honey, over for a friendly drink. As the alcohol flows, the night gets darker and so does the conversation.

Edward Albee’s masterwork erupted onto the Broadway stage in 1962, stormed the silver screen in 1966 with Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor, and has been electrifying audiences ever since. Acclaimed director and actor Margaret Harvey (Black Medea, Heart is a Wasteland, RAN: Remote Area Nurse) reinterrogates this classic exploration of reality, illusion and desire through a dynamic new Australian lens. A brilliant and unexpected cast joins a stellar creative team, including Set and Costume Designer Ailsa Paterson (The 39 Steps, Gaslight) and Tony Award-winning Lighting Designer Nigel Levings (Hydra, The King and I). Containing some of the most complex anti-heroes in the theatrical canon, this production of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? will pull the rug out from under a whole new generation.

This season contains several works about the nature of conflict and relationships in crisis and Albee’s landmark play is the mother lode. Margaret Harvey is one of this country’s greatest and most prolific theatre-makers. As an actress, as a director, she puts a fresh and unique spin on everything she touches. I’m so excited by her vision for this production. Strap yourself in a for thrilling and surprising ride. Mitchell

Run time: Approx. 3 hours and 15 minutes (including two intervals)

Content: Contains themes of domestic violence, smoking of herbal cigarettes

  • Director

    Margaret Harvey
  • Set & Costume Designer

    Ailsa Paterson
  • Lighting Designer

    Nigel Levings
  • Sound Designer

    Andrew Howard
  • George

    Jimi Bani
  • Nick

    Rashidi Edward
  • Honey

    Juanita Navas-Nguyen
  • Martha

    Susan Prior


Single tickets to Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? are now on sale!

Please note, tickets for Adelaide Festival Centre venues will now be sold via Ticketek. If you previously had a BASS account, you may need to register for a new account with Ticketek to purchase your tickets.

All ticketholders aged 16 and older visiting our 2022 venues will be required to show proof of COVID-19 double vaccinations (or have an official exemption). Please see the Audience Vaccination Policy for more information.

2021 Ticket Holders

The 2021 season of Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? at the Dunstan Playhouse, originally scheduled from 24 Sep – 9 Oct 2021 was postponed and ticket holders were automatically transferred into a new performance date in the rescheduled season.

A new season has been scheduled for 27 Jan – 6 Feb 2022.

Ticket holders to the postponed season should have received correspondence from Adelaide Festival Centre and/or Ticketek regarding ticket exchanges to performances in this rescheduled season.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please phone the BASS / Ticketek Contact Centre on 131 246 or email us at tickets@statetheatrecompany.com.au.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • All ticket holders to the 2021 season of Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? should have received an email or phone call from the Adelaide Festival Centre and/or BASS teams with details of your new performance date and ticketing instructions.

    Please check your email spam or junk folder if you have not received an email or call BASS / Ticketek on 131 246.

  • Some existing ticket holders were reseated into the same seats in a new performance and therefore were instructed to retain their original tickets issued by BASS. Please refer to your original email from Adelaide Festival Centre regarding your rescheduled performance to check if this applies to you.

    If you have lost or disposed of your original ticket, please contact BASS/Ticketek on 131 246.

    Remaining ticket holders were issued new tickets via email from Ticketek or via their Ticketek account online (if you have an existing Ticketek account).

    If you are unsure if this applies to you or have not received your new tickets, please call BASS/Ticketek on 131 246.

  • If you cannot attend your rescheduled performance, you are entitled to an exchange or refund. More information and directions should have been included in the email notifying you of your new performance date, or call BASS / Ticketek on 131 246 if you are unsure.

Access Performances

Captioned Performances

Wednesday 2 February 11am and 6:30pm

Audio Described Performances and Pre-Show Briefing
Tuesday 1 February, 5:30pm briefing, 6:30pm performance
Saturday 5 February, 1:00pm briefing, 2:00pm performance

Visit statetheatrecompany.com.au/access for more information on our Access Program.


Venue Access

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? is being held at the Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide Festival Centre.

The recommended Dunstan Playhouse and Space Theatre drop off zone is at the northern end of the Riverbank Footbridge on War Memorial Drive (walk across the Footbridge to Dunstan Playhouse) or at the Intercontinental Hotel (walk north between the Intercontinental Hotel and Railway Station along the lane way to the Riverbank). There is also a drop off area and two accessible car spaces on lower Festival Drive, accessible from the west via Montefiore Road.

Getting to the Venue

Adelaide Festival Centre is easily accessible by public transport, including the tram (stop at Railway Station), trains, buses and a free bus service that operates on a loop throughout the city and North Adelaide with stops on the corner of King William Road and North Terrace.

For more information visit https://www.adelaidemetro.com.au/

For information about parking near the Adelaide Festival Centre, please click here.


State Theatre Company South Australia is following advice from the Australian Government Department of Health and SA Health regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and will continue to do so as the situation changes in South Australia and around the country. Please visit our Terms & Conditions of Sale page for COVID safe venue information.

Should conditions change, will provide updates via our website, social media, and/or direct communication with ticket buyers.

Before you attend an event, please read the pre-show email sent to ticket buyers to keep up-to-date with the latest guidelines. If you did not purchase your tickets, please ask the person who did to send you your pre-show email.