19:30, Mon 11th – Tue 12th April 2016 at Mumford Theatre
Free pre-show talk: Tuesday 12 April, 6.30pm with Dr Tory Young, Principal Lecturer in English Literature
1923: The War is over. While Clarissa Dalloway prepares a party in Westminster, Septimus Smith is diagnosed with shell-shock, their memories and dreams magically intertwining with those of 15 other disparate souls, this hot blue day in June. Conjuring the hopes and regrets of middle- and upper-class London, this adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s celebrated map of hearts, minds and memories offers a compellingly feminine response to the aftermath of the First World War.
Written and directed by Elton Townend Jones (The Unremarkable Death of Marilyn Monroe). Performed by Rebecca Vaughan (Female Gothic, I, Elizabeth, Austen’s Women).
★★★★★ ‘Intelligently adapted, beautifully performed... entrancing’ (British Theatre Guide)
★★★★★ ’Richly re-imagined, exquisitely evocative stage adaptation, portrayed with heart breaking poignancy and passion.' (Edinburgh Guide)
‘Perfection… Vaughan is simply sublime’ (Huffington Post)