ADAPTED BY SARAH RUHL.
DIRECTED BY STELLA POWELL-JONES.
28 May 2022
“He has the shapeliest legs of any nobleman in England.”
Growing up as an Elizabethan pageboy and skating on the frozen Thames, Orlando never imagines he’ll travel to Turkey. Or get married in the reign of Queen Victoria. Or live long enough to answer the telephone. He definitely isn’t expecting to wake up as a woman one day. But if you stick around for five centuries, life is bound to get interesting…
Virginia Woolf’s 1920s masterpiece was written in tribute to her lover, Vita Sackville West. This dazzling stage adaptation is by Sarah Ruhl, two-time Pulitzer Prize nominee and Tony Award nominee. Stella Powell-Jones, recently Deputy Director at Jermyn Street Theatre, directs this time-travelling romp.
Associate Director & Movement Director
Composer & Sound Designer
“Sarah Ruhl's reworking manages to hit just the right note”
“Powell-Jones's Orlando buzzes with energy and pure fairy-tale storytelling.”
“This is literate, thought-provoking theatre at its very best.”
“Taylor McClaine as the titular character is excellent, sometimes arch, sometimes proud and always watchable.”
“It all suits the stage like a dream, slippery and fantastical.”