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About

Sold out even before it opened last year, this critically acclaimed Red Stitch production of Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? comes to the Comedy Theatre stage for a strictly limited season from 29 June.

Starring stage and screen legend, Logie and AFI Award winner Kat Stewart (Underbelly, Offspring, Disgraced, Heisenberg) and directed by Helpmann Award winner Sarah Goodes (Sunday, The Children, Julia).

In this jet-black comedy featuring some of the most cracking dialogue and savage one-liners ever written for the stage, real-life couple, Kat Stewart and David Whiteley play Martha and George, whose marriage is served up to their unwitting guests, played by Emily Goddard and Harvey Zielinski, as a taste of the humiliations and the inevitable compromises to come.

Simply one of the greatest plays ever written, Edward Albee’s classic masterpiece first burst onto the stage in 1962, tapping into a growing unease about notions of decency and respectability, in a vicious dissection of a marriage over years of disappointments. This masterful play is an ode to the heartbreak of middle age.

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to witness this electrifying production.

★★★★ "You’ll be scorched by its marital savagery, even from the back row. This production deserves to sell out" - The Age

"It is a play of massive personalities, and the wattage emanating from the cast is electrifying." - The Guardian

★★★★ "The direction is pitch perfect" - Arts Hub

"Kat Stewart and David Whiteley are unforgettable as Martha and George." - The Guardian

"Outstanding" - Australian Book Review

Late-comers policy:

Patrons arriving late may not be admitted into the auditorium until a suitable break in the performance. Latecomers may not be seated in their ticketed seat, but in an alternate area nearer an entrance where minimal disruption will be caused to seated attendees. This is at the discretion of the venue staff.

Babes-in-arms Policy:

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? is recommended for ages 15 and up. If Parents or Guardians are choosing to visit the theatre with children under two years of age, they are permitted free of charge provided they do not occupy a seat. All other ages need to hold a standard ticket. We ask that you book an aisle seat and liaise with the theatre's front-of-house staff on arrival at the theatre. Please consider the interests and enjoyment of other patrons. Any person (regardless of age) interfering with the enjoyment of other patrons may be asked to leave the auditorium or venue. Please click here for futher details on our Children at the Theatres policies.

Age Recommendation:

15 years and over.

Hearing Assistance:

The Comedy Theatre provides personal induction neck loops free of charge from the cloakroom, located at the Box Office. Patrons with hearing aids can utilise neckloops by switching the “T” Switch, or Telecoil position. We can also provide headsets for those without compatible hearing aids or who may prefer headsets.
Our Assistive Listening Devices are compatible with standard 3.5mm headphone jacks if patrons wish to bring their own headsets.
We aim to do our best and ensure patrons using Assistive Listening Devices can fully experience the show. If there are any issues with a device, please see a Front of House staff member for assistance.

Casting notice:

The producers cannot guarantee the appearance of any particular artist at any performance. No refunds or exchanges will be offered as a result of an artist’s unavailability to perform at any performance.

Content Warning:

The production will include theatrical haze and smoking of herbal cigarettes. In addition, the producers do not typically offer advisories about subject matter.

We acknowledge, however, that sensitivities vary from person to person. So if you would like to read the content advisory for Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, click here.

Recordings and Photography:

Photography, video and sound recordings of any kind are strictly prohibited during the performance.

Ticket Exchange Policy

Ticket exchanges MAY be available for this event. Requests can be submitted via HERE or phone 1300 11 10 11, option 3, between Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. Please note:

  • All requests must be made no later than 7 days prior to start of the ticketed performance.
  • Only 1 exchange per event will be allowed.
  • A per ticket exchange fee of $8.40 applies up to a maximum of $25.20 per exchange transaction.
  • All requests are subject to availability at the time of exchange and must be of equal value of the original ticket(s) purchased.
  • If you wish to exchange to a higher priced ticket(s), you will be required to pay the full price of your new tickets, plus the applicable exchange fees and then a credit will be applied on your original date tickets.
  • No exchanges or refunds can be provided after the deadlines listed above or after a performance date unless required by applicable law.
  • Exchanges may also be available if the performance is postponed or rescheduled.

We can only assist customers who purchased their tickets via Ticketek, the authorised ticket seller for all Marriner Group venues (Regent Theatre, Comedy Theatre, Princess Theatre and Forum Melbourne) or through approved partners.

If you purchased tickets through any other channel, please contact the seller directly.

Wheelchair & accessible bookings
Phone: 1300 11 10 11 (Mon to Fri 9am-5pm, Saturday & Sunday 10am to 4pm)
or click HERE to submit an accessibility enquiry

Bookings can also be made in person at:
Princess Theatre, 163 Spring St, Melbourne
or
Regent Theatre, 191 Collins Street, Melbourne
Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm

Ticketek takes the issue of scalping seriously.

Please comply with any stated ticket limit for this event. If you exceed the ticket limit, Ticketek may at its discretion cancel any or all of your ticket orders and tickets without notice.

This includes ticket orders associated by the same name, email address, billing address/delivery address, credit card number or any other details provided to Ticketek.

Times are approx. and subject to change at any time.

Approx. 3 Hours including interval/s

Group Bookings and great savings are available for this event on selected performances. Please click HERE for more information.

Email groups@marrinergroup.com.au for Adult Groups over 20 seats, and Concession and Student Group bookings.