Northern Stage (formerly Newcastle Playhouse) and Sheffield Theatres today announce their first collaboration, a new production of Edward Albee’s “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”. The production will be directed by Northern Stage’s Artistic Director Erica Whyman. “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” will play at Sheffield’s Crucible Theatre (Wednesday 16 March – Thursday 7 April) and then continue to Northern Stage (Tuesday 12 April – Saturday 30 April).
Northern Stage’s Artistic Director Erica Whyman said: “The characters in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? are real people; both flawed and fascinating – it is a very passionate and compelling evening at the theatre. Daniel Evans and I think in quite a similar way about our theatres and our audiences. I’ve been very inspired by Daniel’s programming and his commitment to developing ambitious new work in Sheffield, and we wanted instinctively to work together.”
Sheffield Theatres’ Artistic Director Daniel Evans said: “I’m delighted that we have established a co-producing partnership with Northern Stage. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, a great American classic, will be an explosive addition to the Crucible season. I’m a great admirer of Erica Whyman’s work and I’m really looking forward to welcoming her and the team to our building.”
Award-winning and Olivier nominated actress Sian Thomas plays Martha, Lorna Beckett plays Honey, Jasper Britton plays George and John Hopkins plays Nick.
For more information, please visit: www.northernstage.co.uk