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Play Reading - Orlando by Neil Bartlett
11th June from 20:00 to 22:00
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Online Play Reading: Orlando by Neil Bartlett 

Criterion members are invited to join a fun and informal online play reading of Orlando by Neil Bartlett on Tuesday June 11th at 8pm. Online play readings are open to all to attend and read or listen. Please just indicate you're coming along by using this registration link. 
  
About the play:  

From a teenage encounter with Elizabeth I, through infatuations, voyages and even a change of gender, Orlando lives out five centuries of life and love before they finally find the courage to truly be themselves.

Neil Bartlett's sparkling adaptation of Virginia Woolf's famous fantasy finds powerful contemporary relevance in her vision of equal rights to love for bodies of every kind – and brings it to life on the stage with a kaleidoscope of theatrical styles, overseen by the haunting figure of Woolf herself.

It premiered at the Garrick Theatre in London's West End in November 2022, in a production directed by Michael Grandage and starring Emma Corrin in the title role. Written for a diverse ensemble of nine or more actors, this adaptation will appeal to any theatre or company looking to entertain their audiences with a bold new take on this iconic tale of love and transformation.

'Neil Bartlett's fleet-footed, wildly imaginative but wonderfully disciplined adaption shines literal and metaphorical light on contemporary ideas of identity... an outstandingly original theatrical pleasure' Variety

'Joyful and groundbreaking... a triumph' Independent

'Neil Bartlett's adaptation captures all [the novel's] sexiness and spirit... it's splendid in every sense: passionate, camp as Christmas and as warmly celebratory, too' iNews

'An adaptation full of joy and hope and sense of possibility for the future' WhatsOnStage  

Any questions please feel free to email the facilitator Lucy via lucyhayton@hotmail.com
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