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Vita and Virginia
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Vita and Virginia by Eileen Atkins (abridged by NKP Theatre Company)
60 minutes. No interval
“An astonishing piece of theatre” FRINGE REVIEW
Virginia Woolf meets fellow author Vita Sackville-West in London in the 1920s. They embark on a 20-year relationship that inspires one of Virginia’s most famous novels, Orlando. Abridged by the cast from the original play by Eileen Atkins, Vita and Virginia deftly brings to life the real letters and diaries of the two women, revealing deep friendship, wit and passion between the literary genius and the aristocratic yet middle-brow poet.
“Emma Francis and Ruth Cattell smash it!” EDINBURGH REVIEWS
“A wondrous exploration of the epistolary side of their near-romance”. BROADWAY WORLD
“Blending literature, love and loss, this performance is a rare insight into a troubled mind”. THE STUDENT MAGASINE
“An intense and snappy play which represents the very best of what theatre is capable of.” EDFRINGE REVIEW
“This is an immensely intimate, compelling, and tender story tracing the beginning, middle, and tragic end of an intense romantic relationship. Highly recommended.” BRIG NEWS
“A beautifully sensitive portrayal of a remarkable love story” Virginia Woolf Society of Great Britain
Vita Sackville-West: Emma Francis
Virginia Woolf: Ruth Cattell
Directed and produced by Richard Delahaye
Website: nkp.org.uk/vita-and-virginia for the background plus media and audience reviews