Frankenstein at Why Not Theatre

Teatret ved Sorte Hest | Oct 2016

vita & virginia

By: Eileen Atkins
At: Teatret ved Sorte Hest
Playing: 28th October  – 19th November 2016

★★★★★”Why Not Theatre has fashioned a riveting play that will leave you captivated “ – CPHPost
★★★★★ ”For producenterne Why Not Theatre og for Teatret ved Sorte Hest er forestillingen
en triumf. For publikum en uomgængelig teateroplevelse med skuespilkunst af allerfineste karat”. – CPHCulture
”Forestillingen om Virginia Woolf og hendes lesbiske kærlighed er blevet til stærkt
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Sjældent hører man så smukt engelsk på en dansk teaterscene som her. Og sjældent er en
forestilling så stramt og konsekvent forløst som Vita & Virginia af Why Not Theatre Company. – Information
★★★★★ “The gifted actresses dive into the depths of the text, as their relationship turns from being one of admiration to love, and then hatred and reconciliation. Prepare to be dazzled!” – CPHPost 

by Eileen Atkins, adapted from correspondence between Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville-West

A forbidden affair and a lasting friendship. VITA & VIRGINIA  chronicles the relationship between novelist Virginia Woolf and aristocratic socialite Vita Sackville-West; a relationship that spanned two decades and had a profound impact on both women’s lives. It lasted until Virginia’s suicide in 1941.

The two women met at a dinner party in 1922, when Virginia was 40 and Vita was 30. Both were married and Vita had two sons. Vita’s husband, Harold Nicholson, had affairs with men while Vita had many affairs with women. Despite this, however, they remained happily married.

Virginia was married to Leonard and had no children. Eileen Atkins’ skillful adaptation takes the letters Vita and Virginia exchanged and weaves them together into a witty, intimate conversation, telling their story in their own words.

Revealing and searingly honest, VITA & VIRGINIA sheds light on the inner lives of two remarkable women, and the fascinating worlds they lived in.


Sue Hansen-Styles

Nathalie Johnston


Eileen Atkins

Directed by

Barry McKenna