Vita and Virginia

Dates: Wednesday 17th to Saturday 21st April 2018
Time: 7:45PM
Venue: Swan Theatre Studio

Socialite and popular writer, Virginia Woolf was 40 when she met poet Vita Sackville-West, in 1922. Vita was 10 years her junior and Virginia had not yet written her best-known works To the Lighthouse, Mrs Dalloway and Orlando and had been in an open marriage with Leonard for a decade. Through the course of the next twenty years, until Virginia's suicide in 1941, the extraordinary relationship between Vita and Virginia was charted in their letters to one another, providing a remarkable insight into their love affair.

Eileen Atkins has made a supremely skilful dramatization of their correspondence in which they speak of everyday life, friends, literature and, above all, themselves. Today Vita is better-known for her and her husband Harold Nicholson's garden at Sissinghurst Castle. A new film adaptation of the play has been made starring Gemma Arterton and Elizabeth Debicki.

Adapted from the correspondence between Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville-West
Directed by Janet Bright

This amateur production of Vita & Virginia is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Ltd.

“...a worthwhile and fascinating play.” New York Times