25 November 2022 - 25 February 2023

2022-11-25:00-00:00
London UK WC2H 0DA Charing Cross Road

Orlando

From the novel by Virginia Woolf
Adapted by Neil Bartlett
Garrick Theatre

A love story, hundreds of years in the making comes to the Garrick Theatre this November for a strictly limited season! ​​ 

Golden Globe winner Emma Corrin leads an ensemble company in Neil Bartlett’s joyous new adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s visionary masterpiece, directed by Tony and Olivier winner Michael Grandage. ​​ 

In the court of Queen Elizabeth I, the young nobleman Orlando begins his search for identity as he embarks on one of the greatest adventures in all of literature. Travelling through time and place he is catapulted into the court of King James, falls in love with a Russian princess, witnesses London freeze over and wakes up under the blazing sun of Constantinople transformed into a young woman. She continues her journey up to the present day in search of happiness, self-knowledge and the courage to answer one fundamental question … WHO AM I? ​​ 

Olivier Award winner Deborah Findlay joins Emma Corrin is joined by a company of nine actors in a spectacular romp through four centuries of gender-defining history to bring Virginia Woolf’s epic story to life.  

Orlando opens at the Garrick Theatre this November for a strictly limited season.

Tickets
Orlando 25 November 2022 - 25 February 2023

Emma Corrin

Orlando

Emma Corrin returns to the stage to play Orlando, following their Olivier Award nominated performance inAnna X (Harold Pinter Theatre).For their performance in Anna X, they are currently nominated for a Stage Debut Award for Best West End Performer. For television, their credits include playing Lady Diana Spencer in the award-winning The Crown-for which they won a Golden Globe and Critics Choice Award, as well as receiving a SAG and Emmy nomination. Emma will go on to star in the upcoming films My Policeman and Lady Chatterley’s Lover and limited-series Retreat. 

Deborah Findlay

Mrs Grimsditch

Most recently, Deborah portrayed Ruth Defoe in three series of the BBC1 legal drama The Split. 

Other recent credits include Coalition(C4), Life In Squares (BBC), Lovesick(Netflix), Collateral (BBC) and The Drowning (C5). 

Other TV credits include Maigretwith Michael Gambon, Gillian in the ITV drama The Last Train (1999), the recurring character Greer Thornton in four of the six episodes of State of Play and Foyle's War. She also appeared in four episodes of the 2001 series of The Armstrong and Miller Show and one episode of the acclaimed and original entry of the Messiah TV series. In autumn 2007 she appeared with Judi Dench, Imelda Staunton and Francesca Annis in the BBC1 costume drama series Cranford, playing the role of Miss Augusta Tomkinson, as well as in Wilfred Owen: A Remembrance Tale. She reprised her role as Miss Tomkinson in the two-part Christmas special Return to Cranford. She portrayed Home Secretary Denise Riley in Torchwood's 2009 third series Children of Earth. She was featured in separate episodes as agent Mary Carter in October 2003 and lawyer Gemma King in January 2010 of the BBC1 series Silent Witness. In 2010 she also appeared in Agatha Christie’s Poirot “Hallowe’en Party” as Rowena Drake. She also appeared in two episodes of the ITV series Midsomer Murders: as Hilary Richards in "Blue Herrings" (2000) and as Lorna Sloane in "Murder by Magic" (2015). Acted as Sarah Cushing in the television episode of "Sherlock Holmes - The Cardboard Box", 11 April 1994.  

On stage, Findlay played a lead in the original Top Girls at the Royal Court. She appeared in Twelfth Night and The Merchant Of Venice for the RSC. In 1997 she won an Olivier Award, as well as Outer Critics' Circle Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play, for her performance as Hilda, the wife of the painter Stanley Spencer in Pam Gems' playStanley. In 2008 she starred in the US premiere of Vincent River by Philip Ridley. In 2009 she appeared alongside Judi Dench in a Donmar West End revival of Madame de Sade. In 2013 she starred in the Donmar Warehouse production of Coriolanus as Volumnia, a role which earned her Clarence Derwent award for best supporting actress. In 2016 Deborah appeared on the stage of The Royal Court Theatre twice: as Sally in Caryl Churchill's Escaped Alone and as Hazel in Lucy Kirkwood's The Children. She reprised her role during The Children's Broadway run, receiving a Tony Award nomination. In 2018, she appeared at the Bridge Theatre in London, playing the role of Sister Gilchrist in Alan Bennett's Allelujah. In 2021, Deborah featured in Simon Godwin's filmed production of Romeo & Juliet alongside Jessie Buckley and Josh O'Connor. 

Deborah's feature credits include Making Noise Quietly, Hampstead, Jackie, The Lady in the Van, Arthur Christmas, Vanity Fair, The End of the Affair and Truly Madly Deeply. 

Neil Bartlett

Writer

Neil Bartlett's vividly theatrical adaptations, translations and  plays have been staged by the National Theatre (Berenice,The Game of Love and Chance, In Extremis and Or You Could Kiss Me, his collaboration with Handspring Theatre Company, the creators of Warhorse), theRSC ( The Dispute, The Prince of Homburg), the Abbey in Dublin ( The Picture of Dorian Gray), the Royal Exchange, Manchester (Everybody Loves A Winner, Twenty-Four Hours of Peace), Bristol Old Vic (Great Expectations)and the Lyric Hammersmith (Oliver Twistand A Christmas Carol). He has also made work for, amongst others, the Drill Hall, the Glasgow Citizens, the Royal Court Theatre and the Royal Vauxhall Tavern. From 1994 to 2005 Bartlett was Artistic Director of the Lyric Hammersmith, and his work there earned him both an OBE (in 2003) and a nomination for an Olivier Award for Outstanding Theatrical Achievement (in 2000).  In 2008 he was an awarded an honorary degree by Brookes University Oxford in recognition of his pioneering and longstanding commitment to gay culture and civil rights; this year, his fifth and most recent novel, Address Book, has just been longlisted for the Polari Prize. www.neil-bartlett.com 

 

Michael Grandage

Director

Michael Grandage is Artistic Director of the Michael Grandage Company (MGC) where he most recently directed the film My Policeman(2022) starring Harry Styles, Emma Corrin, Gina McKee, Linus Roache, David Dawson and Rupert Everett which will be released on 21 October 2022. Previously, his other film work for MGC included Genius (2016) starring Colin Firth, Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, and Laura Linney which premiered at the Berlin Film Festival. For MGC in the theatre he has directed Ian McDiarmid in The Lemon Table (UK Tour), Aidan Turner in The Lieutenant of Inishmore (Noël Coward Theatre), Alfred Molina and Alfred Enoch in Red (Wyndham’s Theatre), Nicole Kidman in Photograph 51 (Noël Coward Theatre), Dawn French: 30 Million Minutes (national and international tour and West End), Jude Law in Henry V, David Walliams and Sheridan Smith in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Daniel Radcliffe in The Cripple of Inishmaan, Judi Dench and Ben Whishaw in Peter and Alice and Simon Russell Beale in Privates on Parade as part of the season at the Noël Coward Theatre. In September he directs Dawn French’s new show Dawn French is a Huge Tw*t. His opera work includes Madama Butterflyfor Houston Grand Opera and Chicago Lyric Opera, Le Nozzi de Figaro for Glyndebourne and Houston, Don Giovanni for the Met and Billy Budd for San Francisco, Glyndebourne and BAM in New York. He was Artistic Director of the Donmar Warehouse (2002–2012) and Sheffield Theatres (2000-2005) where his work included Chiwetel Ejiofor in Othello, Frank Langella and Michael Sheen in Frost/Nixon, Derek Jacobi inKing Lear, Eddie Redmayne and Alfred Molina in Red(Tony Award for Best Director), Jude Law in Hamlet and Kenneth Branagh in Ivanov. He won three Olivier Awards for his musical productions of Guys and Dolls, Merrily We Roll Along and Grand Hotel. He is President of the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. He was appointed CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honors 2011. His book, A Decade At The Donmar, was published by Constable & Robins in 2012. 

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