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Worcester Live - Huntingdon Hall, Swan Theatre


STAC presents Vita and Virginia - by Eileen Atkins (Amateur Hirer) STAC presents Vita and Virginia - by Eileen Atkins (Amateur Hirer)

Location: Vesta Tilley Studio, Swan Theatre
Tuesday 17th - Saturday 21st April

Time: 7.45pm
Price: £10 (Concessions £9)

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

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.

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

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

No admission once the performance has started.

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