Luke Treadaway and Imogen Poots have completed the line-up for the revival of Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf which returns to the West End in February.
They will join the previously announced Imelda Staunton and Conleth Hill in a new production of the multi Tony and Pulitzer prize-winning drama, to be directed by James Macdonald.
It will play at the Harold Pinter Theatre for 13 weeks from February 22.
In the early hours of the morning on the campus of an American college, Martha, much to her husband George’s displeasure, has invited the new professor Nick and his wife Honey to their home for some after-party drinks.
As the alcohol flows and dawn approaches, the young couple are drawn into George and Martha’s toxic games until the evening reaches its climax in a moment of devastating truth-telling.
Luke Treadaway (Nick) won an Olivier Award for his performance as Christopher in the internationally acclaimed hit The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (National Theatre/ West End) and also originated the role of Albert in the earliest production of War Horse, again at the National.
Further theatre credits include Over There (Royal Court), Piranha Heights (Soho Theatre) and Saint Joan (National Theatre).
Treadaway plays the lead in the Sony Pictures release A Street Cat Named Bob, just released. Further film credits include Unbroken, Attack the Block, The Whistleblower, Clash of the Titans, Tonight You’re Mine, Heartless, The Rise and Brothers of the Head.
On TV he returns for the second series of Sky Atlantic’s Fortitude. Other credits include Alex Higgins in BBC’s The Rack Pack; the Duke of Richmond in the second series of The Hollow Crown (BBC/NBC/Neal Street Productions); and Sky Arts mini-series The Nightmare World of H.G. Wells with Michael Gambon.
Imogen Poots (Honey) is making her West End debut in the production. Her breakthrough performance was in the film 28 Weeks Later. Other film credits include The Look of Love, She’s Funny That Way and Jane Eyre.
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf runs from February 22-May 27 at the The Harold Pinter Theatre.