Vita and Virginia
Eileen Atkins
Anne Latto

This two-handed season extra is based on the letters between two remarkable women of the 1920s. Novelist Virginia Woolf is 40 when she meets the aristocratic and idiosyncratic Vita Sackville-West, ten years her junior, who likes to dress in men’s clothes. Both writers and both married, the women fall in love and begin a passionate twenty-year correspondence.

While Vita reveres Virginia’s literary prowess, Virginia is at times dismissive of Vita’s literary ability and is overly sensitive of her own, tortured by regular bouts of depression. Funny, touching and tender, their letters speak of everyday life, of themselves, their friends and the literary worlds, showing the women behind some of the most beloved works of the 20th Century.

Tickets £14 Students £7

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