Image by Work Art Life Studios and Black Photography
by Virginia Woolf
Adapted by Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Stephen Nicolazzo
Red Stitch at Cromwell Road Theatre
29 Apr – 17 May
Previews 22 – 25 Apr
“Nothing thicker than a knife’s blade separates happiness from melancholy.”
Biography. Feminist fantasy. Love story. Epic adventure.
Award-winning playwright Sarah Ruhl adapts Virginia Woolf’s iconic novel into a razor-sharp ode to poetry, sexuality and the fluidity of gender, with tongue firmly planted in cheek.
Described as the most charming love letter in literature, Orlando was inspired by Woolf’s affair with author Vita Sackville-West.
Over three centuries, from Elizabethan England to Constantinople, through affairs with the Queen and ravishing Russian beauties, Orlando embarks on an epic adventure of self-discovery and awakening – as a man and woman, lover and poet.
Green Room Award winner Stephen Nicolazzo directs this sumptuous, tender exploration of queerness, sexuality and love.
“Captures both the intellectual spirit and the literary brilliance of Woolf’s most imaginative work.” – Variety
“Theatre craft at its most masterful…Nicolazzo is somehow capable of…summoning the savage and the sublime, revealing wrought, raging truths, and dark, sexual impulses, wrapped in the smoothest satin” – The Music