Emma Corrin to star in Virginia Woolf’s ‘Orlando’

Neil Barlett adapts the novel.

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

Emma Corrin will star in a new adaptation of Orlando in the West End later this year. Orlando will take place at an unnamed West End theatre in autumn 2022.

Virginia Woolf's Orlando follows a poet and aristocrat who changes sex from man to woman and lives for centuries. The Orlando play is inspired by novellist and Woolf's lover, Vita Sackville-West.

Emma Corrin will play the title role in Orlando. The Olivier-winning actress recently starred in Anna X at the Harold Pinter Theatre. They’re best known for their award-winning turn as Pricness Diana in The Crown.

Michael Grandage directs Neil Bartlett's adaptation of Orlando. “Neil Bartlett’s joyous new adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s Orlando dances through time and gender, challenging us to remember that nothing really matters except the courage to be yourself. It is one of the most surprising stories in the English language, and with its inspiring vision of all bodies having equal rights to love," said Grandage.

A venue, dates, further casting and a creative team will be revealed at a later date.

Orlando is in the West End.

Photo credit: Emma Corrin (Photo by Misan Harriman)

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