See it if you like this story. I get it’s making a point about gender, but I’d prefer a work that does so with less pretension & more entertainment.
Don't see it if you don’t need to see every acting performance Emma Corrin gives. They are great, but I was bored for most of the show.
See it if You want to witness a smart and thoughtful tour de force performance.
Don't see it if You’re ok with skipping can’t miss theatre. (Your loss!)
See it if you enjoy the original text. Some good performances from Deborah Findlay and Emma Corrin keep the wit and charm ticking along nicely.
Don't see it if you’re expecting something more hard hitting- sadly it doesn’t have as much to say as it thinks it does.
See it if For Emma Corrin, great acting and found it funny at points
Don't see it if Found it quite confusing, as wasn't familiar with the source material
See it if you love new writing
Don't see it if you prefer the classics
See it if you like a nice dose of short theatre (no interval PRAISE BE!!!)
Don't see it if you're expecting anything too deep Read more
See it if you like the novel
Don't see it if you don't like the novel and unconventional storytelling
See it if You like shows that will make you think. Great performances from the main actresses.
Don't see it if You’re expecting a play with a huge staging. You want something light.
"This is a giddy and enthralling production of a unique story that feels like a breath of fresh air."
"There are lots of good things about this ‘Orlando’...It’s fun, but it’s not doing full justice to either Virginia Woolf’s book or Emma Corrin’s performance – an extra half an hour could have made a real difference."
"It feels like commercial and art-house theatre are productively entwined here, bringing a questing intelligence and star power to hot-button issues."
"What anchors attention is the coruscating Corrin. Whether it’s a darting, impish look, a nymph-like movement, a roguish smile that’s dazzling as a lighthouse...you’re ever in the presence of pure star quality."
"The archness of the enterprise sits uneasily, though, with the description, at the end, to how Woolf’s own journey through life ended. We’ve spent the evening smiling indulgently; now, suddenly, it’s time to mourn."
"This is a fantastic performance, full of gentle detail – shoulders wriggling in distaste, eyes wide in discovery – and Corrin provides the compelling heart of a problematic play."
"A flawed but engaging experiment, and one given a beating heart by the magnificent, mercurial Corrin."
"Grandage’s production oozes sensory pleasure...this is theatre to make the heart leap: a blazing beacon to progress, to possibility, to freedom and the power of imagination."