Full casting has been revealed for the West End’s forthcoming Orlando
A new version of Virginia Woolf’s Orlando by Neil Bartlett will be directed by Michael Grandage and will premiere in the West End this autumn at the Garrick Theatre. Running 25th November 2022 to 25th February 2023, Emma Corrin was initially cast in the title role.
Announced to be joining her Deborah Findlay (Mrs Grimsditch), Jessica Alade (Virginia, Drunken Tory), Debra Baker (Virginia, Favilla, The Captain), Akuc Bol (Virginia, Euphrosyne, Prue), Lucy Briers (Virginia, Queen Elizabeth, Officer), Richard Cant (Virginia, Harriet, Kitty), Melissa Lowe (Virginia, Drunken Tory), Jodie McNee (Virginia, Marmaduke), Oliver Wickham (Virginia, Clorinda), and Millicent Wong (Virginia, Sasha, Nell).
“Nothing is any longer one thing”
Orlando tells a story like no other. Born in the reign of Elizabeth 1st, its hero-heroine journeys through five centuries and a myriad of encounters in search of the answer to just one question; how do any of us find the courage to truly be ourselves?
The production has set and costume design by Peter McKintosh, lighting design by Howard Hudson, composition and sound design by Alex Baranowski, movement by Ben Wright, associate director Anna Girvan and casting by Jacob Sparrow.