PREVIEW Brighton Fringe: Virginia Woolf’s Orlando @The Warren

Besi Besemar April 14, 2019

“I’m sick to death of this particular self. I want another.”

A high-spirited romp through history combining drama, live music, and comedy. Adapted by Sarah Ruhl and produced by Oxford’s Marvellous Machine Theatre Company.

Having sold out the initial run of ORLANDO and their 2016/17 show The Tiger’s Bride, Marvellous Machine Theatre Company visit Brighton Fringe for the first time.

Combining live music, dance, movement, puppetry and comedy, they bring to life Virginia Woolf’s 1928 classic in an adaptation by Sarah Ruhl.

ORLANDO: Poet. Lover. Adventurer. After an evening’s encounter with a traveller woman, Orlando is transformed forever. This high-spirited romp travels from the court of Queen Elizabeth I to 20th Century London, via Constantinople and the high seas. Age guideline 14+

♦  a masterful adaptation… a splendid piece of theatre….. Daily Info

♦  succeeds in teasing out provocations within Woolf’s story… [an] intriguing, thoughtful production….. Newbury Weekly News

The Marvellous Machine Theatre Company is a female-led theatre company made up of theatre maker Lou Corben and musician/composer Becki Reed. They’re a small ensemble-driven company with limited resources, yet the stories they tell are ones of castles, beasts, and magical transformations. They bring stories to life using live music and foley, object theatre, puppetry, and physical theatre. Some say that limitation breeds invention and that seems to be the case with them.

Event:  ORLANDO by Virginia Woolf’s

Where: The Warren: The Hat, Victoria Gardens, Grand Parade, Brighton

When: Sunday, May 12 and Monday May 13

Time:  7.25pm – 9.15pm

Cost: £12.50 – £14

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