Opening NightSee Who Came Out to Celebrate West End Opening of Orlando, Starring The Crown's Emma Corrin
Michael Grandage directs Neil Bartlett's play, adapted from the Virginia Woolf novel.
Andrew Gans, Michael Wiltbank
December 06, 2022
The West End run of Neil Bartlett's Orlando, adapted from
Virginia Woolf's novel, officially opened at the Garrick Theatre December
5 following previews that began November 26. Performances continue
through February 25, 2023.
Emma Corrin (The Crown) stars in the title
role, joined by Deborah Findlay as Mrs. Grimsditch, Jessica Alade as
Virginia/Drunken Tory, Debra Baker as Virginia/Favilla/The Captain, Akuc
Bol as Virginia/Euphrosyne/Prue, Lucy Briers as Virginia/Queen
Elizabeth/Officer, Richard Cant as Virginia/Harriet/Kitty, Melissa
Lowe as Virginia/Drunken Tory, Jodie McNee as Virginia/Marmaduke, Oliver
Wickham as Virginia/Clorinda, and Millicent Wong as
Among the stars celebrating the opening were Lucy Moss, Toby Marlow, Rupert Evans, and more. Check out photos from the evening below:
See Toby Marlow, Lucy Moss, Emma Corrin, More at Opening Night of Orlando
Michael Grandage directs, reuniting him with Corrin, following their recent collaboration on the Amazon feature film My Policeman.
Born in the reign of Elizabeth I, the hero-heroine of Orlando journeys
through five centuries and a myriad of encounters in search of the
answer to one question: How do we find the courage to truly be
Corrin returns to the stage following their Olivier-nominated performance in Anna X. The actor played Lady Diana Spencer in The Crown, winning a Golden Globe and Critics Choice Award, as well as receiving a SAG and Emmy nomination. They star in the films My Policeman and Lady Chatterley’s Lover and the limited series Retreat.
The production also has set and costume design by Peter McKintosh,
lighting design by Howard Hudson, sound design and compositions by Alex
Baranowski, movement by Ben Wright, associate direction by Anna Girvan,
and casting by Jacob Sparrow.