4.5 (2) · New Writing, Contemporary, Fringe Theatre

Part of VAULT Festival 2019

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11 February 2019  ·  Follow on Stagedoor
“Virginia Woolf’s 1928 novel is one about fluid identity, society’s judgements and finding ways to escape the constraints of the world. Lucy Roslyn, whose Edinburgh show 'Showmanship' impressed, offers a modern take. 2017 JMK Award winner Josh Roche directs.”


"I'm sick to death of this particular self. I want another."

Have you ever lived outside yourself? Have you dreamed of escaping your identity, or yearned to leave behind those definitions handed down to you: loud or quiet, male or female, straight, gay, working/middle/upper class?

Lucy Roslyn's new play is the story of a person looking for escape, a person desperate to leave behind the identitarian bullshit of 2019.

In 1928 Virginia Woolf imagined her own freedom through the character of Orlando. Heartbroken by her affair with Vita Sackville-West, Woolf created a young boy born in Elizabethan England, who lives and loves, writes and rewrites through four hundred years, ending her days as a woman in the twentieth century.

Woolf's novel strains at the boundaries of identity: are we any one thing? Or are our selves 'stacked like dinner plates', one on top of the other?

Age Guidance 12+

Date & time

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Wed 20 Feb - Sun 24 Feb, 4.50pm & 7.50pm


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