9:30pm, Tue 9th October 2018–Sat 13th October 2018,
at Corpus Playroom
Michaelmas Week 1
'I am reduced to a thing that wants Virginia.'
Virginia Woolf meets Vita Sackville-West, the socialite wife of an eminent politician and 'pronounced Sapphist', one evening in the 1920s and before long they embark upon one of the most high profile of love-affairs in the literary world. Vita finds Virginia admirable and enigmatic. Virginia finds Vita intimidating but alluring. Both members of the Bloomsbury set, they share a love of language, of letter-writing, and of each other.
'Vita & Virginia' documents the notorious relationship between these extraordinary women as they experienced it over the course of twenty years. Adapted from the correspondence of Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville-West, Eileen Atkins' careful composition of the blossoming romance is witty, tender, and utterly charming.