The production will begin performances at the theatre from the 13th January.

Joining the previously announced Elizabeth McGovern (Downton Abbey, Academy Award nominated for Ragtime) as Martha will be: Dougray Scott (Enigma, Mission: Impossible 2) as George, Charles Aitken (RSC’s Coriolanus) as Nick and Gina Bramhill (Being Human) as Honey.

During the course of one brutal and hilarious night, George, a college professor, and his wife Martha invite a young couple back for late-night drinks after a faculty party. As the alcohol flows, the guests are coerced into witnessing and participating in George and Martha’s sadistic game-playing and vitriolic verbal scrapping which reaches its climax in a momentous revelation.

Directed by Lindsay Posner, the production will run at the Theatre Royal Bath’s Ustinov Studio from the 13th January until the 11th February.

Edward Albee’s play was first performed on Broadway  in 1962, going on to win the Tony and Critics’ Circle Awards for Best New Play. Its reputation was further enhanced by Mike Nichols’ multi Academy Award winning 1966 film adaptation, starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. Sixty years on from its premiere, it is now seen as one of the most influential and highly regarded plays in American literature.

The creative team behind this new revival includes: Set and Costume Designer Paul Wills, Lighting Designer  Paul Pyant, Sound Designer  Gregory Clarke, Assistant Director  George Jibson, Casting Director  Ginny Schiller, Movement and Fight Director Ruth Cooper-Brown and Dialect Coach  Michaela Kennen.

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