Orlando – The Royal Exchange Theatre Manchester
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Date: 20th February – 22nd March 2014
Tickets: Standard tickets from £14.50
Half Price Previews from £7.25
Banquette tickets: £10
Location: The Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester
From the novel by Virginia Woolf. Adaptation by Sarah Ruhl.
A magical comedy of time travel and gender swapping, with Suranne Jones
“Orlando is one of the strangest and most beautiful books ever written, and in this skilful and funny adaptation Virginia Wolf’s extraordinary story is brought to vibrant new life.” Max Webster, Director
Imagine: What would it be like to live for four hundred years? How would it feel to be both a man and a woman
Orlando starts off life very much a boy. As a young servant in the court of Queen Elizabeth I many women fall in love with him, including the great Queen herself. But soon all his affairs start spinning out of control. After a particularly wild night out in Constantinople, he wakes up to find himself a woman. Orlando now has to find her way home, as time spins ever faster through the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, as she tries to work out what it really means to be a woman and a human being alive here and now, in this present moment.
Based on the extraordinary novel by Virginia Woolf, acclaimed playwright Sarah Ruhl brings this magical comedy of time travel and gender swapping to crackling life.