By Sarah Ruhl
Adapted from the original novel by Virginia Woolf
Directed by Stella Powell-Jones
“As long as she thinks of a man, nobody objects to a woman thinking.”
Pageboy to Elizabeth I, lover to a Russian princess, ambassador to Constantinople – Orlando leads a life of excitement and glamour. But one day he falls into a deep sleep, and wakes up to find that he’s now a woman. Now, the time-travelling Orlando has to carve out a new path and find new roles to play.
Virginia Woolf wrote her masterpiece in 1928 as a tribute to her lover, Vita Sackville West. Sarah Ruhl’s dazzling adaptation sweeps the audience on a magical journey across frozen rivers, tumultuous seas, and four centuries.
Praise for Sarah Ruhl’s Orlando
A GLORIOUS AND GIDDY CONFUSION OF THE SEXES. Daily Telegraph
IT ALL SUITS THE STAGE LIKE A DREAM, SLIPPERY AND FANTASTICAL. The Guardian
WOOLF’S DELICIOUSLY FROLICSOME TONE COMES THROUGH WITH ALL ITS BRIGHT, PEALING WIT. New York Times
Sarah Ruhl is a Susan Smith Blackburn Prize winner, a two-time Pulitzer Prize nominee and a Tony Award nominee. Her plays include Eurydice, In the Next Room, or the Vibrator Play, and Dear Elizabeth.
Stella Powell-Jones was Deputy Director at Jermyn Street Theatre from 2017 to 2019. Her work includes world and European premieres by major American playwrights.
Running time Around two hours including an interval.
Monday – Saturday 7.30pm
Matinees Tuesday & Saturday 3.30pm
The Half tickets £25 (£21 concessions) booked before 24 May.
The Quarter tickets £28 (£24 concessions) booked between 25 May and 23 June.
Beginners tickets £31 (£27 concessions) booked after 24 June.
5@5 Every day at 5pm, 5 tickets will be sold for £5, subject to availability. They are bookable in person at the box office, or by telephone. To be eligible, you must be under 30 or a member of Equity. Please bring proof of age/membership to the performance.
Preview Tickets 24–25 June. £15
Concessions Available to over- 60s, theatre unions, unwaged, access, students.
Box Office 020 7287 2875 jermynstreettheatre.co.uk