A new one-woman play with music that weaves the life of Virginia Woolf, as expressed in her own words, with music and songs by female composers who were her contemporaries – much of which is out of print and rarely performed.
Through Woolf’s writing, it reveals her troubled childhood and her views on literature, the Bloomsbury group, the challenges women face as artists. With songs by female composers, who were her contemporaries and are rarely performed including; Ethel Smyth, Liza Lehmann & Rebecca Clarke.
“Dramatic and informative telling of this compelling story. The music included a wide variety of songs, Lucy with a warm, rich contralto voice and even an extract from Beethoven’s opus 111 piano sonata, beautifully played by Liz Marcus. I came away with new insights into the complex character of one of our literary greats and enthused to read and learn more”. Martin Fellows
Virginia Woolf: Killing the Angel is the latest collaboration between professional actor and classical singer, Lucy Stevens and pianist Elizabeth Marcus, a Fellow and Professor of Harpsichord at Guildhall School of Music, following their previous acclaimed plays about women in music.
Tickets: £12 (£10 concs)
Also on Sat 24 Oct at 6pm – click here for performance info.
Please note the venue for this performance is different from that previously advertised.
Virginia Woolf: Killing the Angel is planned as a live event. We have ticketed the event with social distancing in mind. If we need to cancel this event because of government restrictions or social distancing recommendations due to Covid 19 we will inform ticket holders as soon as possible and a full refund will be issued. Please ensure you give correct contact details when booking.