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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

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SEASON RESCHEDULED

Due to a family bereavement within the production team, State Theatre Company South Australia has postponed the season of Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? at the Dunstan Playhouse, scheduled from 24 Sep – 9 Oct 2021.

A new season has been scheduled for 27 January – 6 February 2022.

Ticket holders to the postponed season should now have received correspondence from BASS regarding ticket exchanges to performances in this rescheduled season. Once exchanges for existing ticket holders are arranged, we look forward to making these performances available for all patrons and will advertise all performance dates and times.

If you are a ticket holder for the original season and have not received, or cannot find, recent correspondence from BASS about new dates, please contact BASS on 131 246 or feedback@bass.net.au

We regret any inconvenience caused through this postponement, particularly coming as it does following COVID-19 related cancellations over the last 12 months. However, care for our artists is a core value of State Theatre Company South Australia and in this case that requires us to pause our plans to present this work. We thank you for your patience and understanding.

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

Dates & Times

Season

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Access Performances

Captioned Performances

Wednesday 2 February 11am and 6:30pm

Tues 1 Feb 6:30pm and Sat 5 Feb 2pm – Audio Described.

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

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.

COVID SAFE & VENUE INFORMATION

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.

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