NEWS: Full Casting Announced for Michael Grandage’s Orlando

This new stage adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s novel will begin performances at the Garrick Theatre from the 26th November.

The Michael Grandage Company has announced the full cast for Neil Bartlett’s adaptation of Orlando, which is set to begin performances at the Garrick Theatre next month.

Directed by Michael Grandage and joining the previously announced Emma Corrin, in the title role, are Deborah Findlay (Mrs Grimsditch), Jessica Alade (Virginia, Drunken Tory), Debra Baker (Virginia, Favilla, The Captain), Akuc Bol (Virginia, Euphrosyne, Prue), Lucy Briers (Virginia, Queen Elizabeth, Officer), Richard Cant (Virginia, Harriet, Kitty), Melissa Lowe (Virginia, Drunken Tory), Jodie McNee (Virginia, Marmaduke), Oliver Wickham (Virginia, Clorinda), and Millicent Wong (Virginia, Sasha, Nell). 

Orlando tells a story like no other. Born in the reign of Elizabeth 1st, its hero-heroine journeys through five centuries and a myriad of encounters in search of the answer to just one question; how do any of us find the courage to truly be ourselves?

Virginia Woolfe’s story has been adapted for this production by Neil Bartlett, whose 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 Twist and A Christmas Carol)

Emma Corrin returns to the West End following their Olivier Award nominated performance in Anna X (Harold Pinter Theatre). They are also known for their performances 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.

Meanwhile, the creative team behind the production also includes: Set and Costume Design: Peter McKintosh; Lighting Design: Howard Hudson; Composer and Sound Designer: Alex Baranowski;Movement: Ben Wright; Associate Director: Anna Girvan and Casting: Jacob Sparrow.

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