This film screened on Thursday 18th May 2017.
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 and his wife 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.
Imelda Staunton (Gypsy, Vera Drake), Conleth Hill (Game Of Thrones, The Producers), Luke Treadaway (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and The Hollow Crown) and Imogen Poots (A Long Way Down, Jane Eyre) star in James Macdonald’s new production of Edward Albee’s landmark play, which will be broadcast live to cinemas from the Harold Pinter Theatre, London. Presented by Sonia Friedman Productions.
★★★★★ ‘Imelda Staunton is at her magnificent best. A first-rate revival of an astonishing play.’ The Guardian
★★★★★ ‘Conleth Hill is superb. Exquisite.’ Evening Standard
★★★★★ ‘Luke Treadaway and Imogen Poots are terrific.’ Metro
★★★★★ ‘James Macdonald’s blistering production. Intoxicatingly good.’ Financial Times