Date(s) - 2 Dec 2015
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Sydney Opera House Drama Theatre
Captioned Performances: Friday, 27 November 2015 at 8pm AND Wednesday, 1 December 2015 at 1pm
Booking details: https://www.sydneytheatre.com.au/whats-on/productions/2015/orlando
At the time of booking, please request seats with a good view of the captioning screen.
ABOUT THE SHOW
“When I knew you, Orlando, you were filled with life – exquisitely – you were bursting with it.”
Queen Elizabeth I
Sydney Theatre Company presents
From the novel by Virginia Woolf
Adapted by Sarah Ruhl
A portrait of a woman as a young man
Virginia Woolf’s novel Orlando has been described as the longest and most charming love letter in literature. Inspired by Woolf’s affair with the author and aristocrat Vita Sackville-West, it is part biography, part fabulation, part poetry.
Playwright Sarah Ruhl (In the Next Room, or the vibrator play) brings Woolf’s novel to the stage with all the luscious lyricism and playfulness of the original. As the story unfolds, we sail effortlessly across five centuries, taking in London and Constantinople, Russian beauties and Romanian aristocrats, always with a wink in the eye. The adventures pile up, as do the lovers, and somewhere along the line our hero becomes a heroine.
At the heart of it all is the magnetic Jacqueline McKenzie as the gallant, rhapsodic, brooding and brilliant Orlando. Guided by Resident Director Sarah Goodes, this light-hearted, gender-bending frolic through the ages will be given a playful, delicate new production.
Duration: 2hrs (including interval)
Director Sarah Goodes
Designer Renée Mulder
Lighting Designer Damien Cooper
Andrea Demetriades, John Gaden, Jacqueline McKenzie