Virginia Woolf

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Orlando review – Tilda Swinton is magnetic in Sally Potter’s swoony reverie
Potter’s 1992 adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s book remains trance-inducingly strange, stuffed full of style and stars

Peter Bradshaw

09, Mar, 2023 @1:00 PM

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Woolf Works review – Alessandra Ferri goes deeper in Wayne McGregor’s modern masterpiece
The Italian star graces a flawless revival of McGregor’s dreamlike 2015 ballet inspired by the writings of Virginia Woolf

Sarah Crompton

05, Mar, 2023 @9:00 AM

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Woolf Works review – the wondrous Alessandra Ferri flies again
Returning to the role created for her by Wayne McGregor, the dancer portrays the great modernist with emotional power

Lyndsey Winship

02, Mar, 2023 @12:06 PM

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Alessandra Ferri: ‘Dancing with Nureyev​,​ I swear he had an energetic aura around him’
The principal ballerina on portraying Virginia Woolf, why she’s so enthusiastic about ageing, and what she learned from the greats

Sarah Crompton

26, Feb, 2023 @9:30 AM

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Iced gems: art, books, music and more to keep the home fires burning this winter
From storm-tossed seascapes to skating on the Thames, our cultural critics select wintry wonders for the season’s dark days

Sam Jordison, Rebecca Liu, Keza MacDonald, Skye Sherwin and Jenessa Williams

19, Dec, 2022 @10:00 AM

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The week in theatre: Orlando; Hex review – an elemental Emma Corrin, and a bit of a beast at the National
Corrin shape-shifts to perfection in Neil Bartlett’s zestful take on Virginia Woolf, while a bad fairy casts a spell on Rufus Norris

Susannah Clapp

11, Dec, 2022 @10:30 AM

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Orlando review – Emma Corrin is glorious in a giddy, heartfelt show
In Neil Bartlett’s adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s wild-goose chase through time, Corrin shines as the hero who falls asleep as a man and wakes as a woman

David Jays

05, Dec, 2022 @11:59 PM

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‘It feels like something different’: turning The Hours into an opera
The acclaimed book and Oscar-winning movie, about three women grappling with despair, is making an unusual leap to the stage in New York

Ed Pilkington in New York

22, Nov, 2022 @6:37 AM

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A Statue of One’s Own: the new Virginia Woolf sculpture that’s challenging stereotypes
Passersby are encouraged to take a selfie with the monument that artist Laury Dizengremel hopes will inspire women and girls

Katy Guest

16, Nov, 2022 @6:00 AM

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‘It’s relatable’ … The Crown’s Emma Corrin on playing gender-swapping, time-travelling Orlando
The actor and the director Michael Grandage talk about how relevant their staging of Virginia Woolf’s classic work of gender fluidity feels – and remember their own queer battles

Claire Armitstead

15, Nov, 2022 @4:32 PM

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‘Don’t worry, just watch’: how do you tell a story through dance?
Even the best-known ballets can baffle newcomers so what can choreographers do to avoid audiences getting lost? From Matthew Bourne’s fairytales to staging Margaret Atwood and Peaky Blinders, we find out

Lyndsey Winship

06, Oct, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Flash of genius: how a Cornish lighthouse inspired Virginia Woolf’s fictional icon
St Ives holiday home that planted the seed for English writer’s modernist masterpiece To the Lighthouse has now earned a historic plaque

David Barnett

24, Jul, 2022 @8:45 AM

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