Orlando (West End)
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Orlando (West End)
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Orlando (West End) London Reviews and Tickets

74%
(70 Ratings)
Positive
74%
Mixed
14%
Negative
12%
Members say
Clever, Entertaining, Absorbing, Ambitious, Delightful

About the Show

Emma Corrin stars in Neil Bartlett’s new adaptation of Virginia Woolf's feminist classic.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (70)

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194 Reviews | 38 Followers
100
Affirming, Literary, Great acting, Clever, Ambitious

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!)

91 Reviews | 5 Followers
85
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Clever, Absorbing

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.

53 Reviews | 7 Followers
80
Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Emma Corrin steals the scene, the set is minimal but effective.

Don't see it if It’s a one act show with no re-admittance… ya get what I’m saying,

Nic
601 Reviews | 105 Followers
79
Boring, Relevant, Great acting, Slow, Ambitious

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.

82 Reviews | 5 Followers
71
Clever, Ambitious

See it if you like the novel

Don't see it if you don't like the novel and unconventional storytelling

54 Reviews | 3 Followers
70
Quirky, Edgy, Enchanting, Clever

See it if you like how clever Virgina Woolf's stories are and enjoy a clever staging and use of actors in multiple roles

Don't see it if you mind a book being put to stage when there are so many great plays and get frustrated that some aspects are over stretched

176 Reviews | 11 Followers
70
Great acting, Dated, Confusing, Clever

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

200 Reviews | 38 Followers
70
Relevant, Indulgent, Great writing, Great acting, Clever

See it if you love new writing

Don't see it if you prefer the classics

Critic Reviews (12)

BroadwayWorld
December 6th, 2022

"This is a giddy and enthralling production of a unique story that feels like a breath of fresh air."
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The London Evening Standard
December 6th, 2022

"It feels like commercial and art-house theatre are productively entwined here, bringing a questing intelligence and star power to hot-button issues."
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Time Out London
December 5th, 2022

"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."
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The Telegraph (UK)
December 5th, 2022

"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."
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The Times (UK)
December 6th, 2022

"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."
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WhatsOnStage
December 5th, 2022

"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."
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London Theatre
December 6th, 2022

"A flawed but engaging experiment, and one given a beating heart by the magnificent, mercurial Corrin."
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The Stage (UK)
December 5th, 2022

"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."
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