Who’s afraid of Virginia Woolf (2017)

National Theatre Live is an awesome concept, where you get to see a live recording from London of world class plays with leading actors in the comfort of a cinema seat. I was lucky to catch two screenings of stellar casts tackling enormous issues.

Who’s afraid of Virgina Woolf: A high energy exchange between a middle aged couple, who project the cracks in their marriage onto their guests. Imelda Staunton, known for a variety of brilliant work, notably Professor Umbridge from Harry Potter, is a tiny powerhouse of talent. She shrieks and screams throughout, berating her partner and her morality. Conleth Hill matches her every step of the way, as they play pat ball with the insults. Caught in the crossfire are a young couple, who also succumb to the pressures of pretending and reveal their own shortcomings.