Dyad Productions Breathe New Life Into Virginia Woolf Classic
Tuesday - March 22, 2016
Audiences that have been spell-bound by previous performances from Dyad Productions – the creators of The Unremarkable Death of Marilyn Monroe, Female Gothic, I, Elizabeth, and Austen’s Women – will be pleased to know that the company are presenting their new show Dalloway at The Georgian Theatre Royal in Richmond on Tuesday 19 April at 7.30pm.
1923: The War is over. While Clarissa Dalloway prepares a party in Westminster, Septimus Smith is diagnosed with shell-shock, and their memories and dreams magically intertwine with those of 15 other disparate souls, this hot blue day in June. Conjuring the hopes and regrets of middle- and upper-class London, this adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s celebrated novel Mrs Dalloway offers a compellingly feminine response to the aftermath of the First World War.
Dyad Productions creates, produces and tours classic theatre with an innovative and contemporary emphasis. This is Dyad’s sixth original production in as many years, and garnered five-star reviews at Edinburgh 2014, enjoying great critical and commercial success. Previous works, Austen’s Women and I, Elizabeth were five-star successes at Edinburgh and Adelaide in 2009/2010 and 2010/2011, with The Diaries of Adam and Eve, Female Gothic, and The Unremarkable Death of Marilyn Monroe attracting five-star reviews at Edinburgh 2011, 2012, and 2013. All seven of Dyad’s plays continue to tour across the UK and internationally, while Austen’s Women and I, Elizabeth returned to Edinburgh in 2013 and 2015 respectively for second highly acclaimed five-star runs.
Dalloway is adapted and directed by Elton Townend Jones (writer/director: The Unremarkable Death of Marilyn Monroe, director: Christmas Gothic, writer/performer: The Diaries of Adam and Eve, script editor: Female Gothic, writer: Cutting the Cord for Flying Eye). It is performed by Rebecca Vaughan (writer/performer: Austen’s Women, Female Gothic, I, Elizabeth, performer: The Diaries of Adam and Eve).
★★★★★ ‘Intelligently adapted, beautifully performed... Dalloway is entrancing’ (British Theatre Guide)
★★★★★ ’Richly re-imagined, exquisitely evocative stage adaptation, portrayed with heart breaking poignancy and passion.' (Edinburgh Guide)
★★★★★ ’Wonderful… the standing ovation was deeply deserved.' (Scotsgay)
★★★★★ ’Breathtaking solo performance… beautifully designed and directed.' (Fringebiscuit)
★★★★ ’Remarkably successful and evocative' (The Stage)
★★★★ ‘Crackles with warmth and colour’ (The List)
‘Perfection… Vaughan is simply sublime’ (Huffington Post)