Virginia Woolf: Killing the Angel

Virginia Woolf: Killing the Angel

A one-woman play with music created by Lucy Stevens

Virginia Woolf: Killing the Angel weaves the life of Virginia Woolf, as expressed in her own words, with music and songs by female composers who were her contemporaries – much of which is out of print and rarely performed.

Through Woolf’s writing, it reveals her troubled childhood and her views on literature, Bloomsbury and the challenges women face as artists.

Laura Doddington Photography

Virginia Woolf: Killing the Angel’ is the latest collaboration between professional actor and classical singer, Lucy Stevens and pianist Elizabeth Marcus, a Fellow and Professor of Harpsichord at Guildhall School of Music. Following their previous acclaimed plays about women in music:

‘Ethel Smyth: Grasp the Nettle’ Superb acting and vocal performances … Funny, touching and uplifting – A must see!”  Light Music Society.
‘Kathleen Ferrier Whattalife!’ “ … superbly gifted, Lucy Stevens, with a voice of this calibre, it would be easy for a singer to indulge, but Whattalife! is a seamless balance of speech and music”.

Being Human Festival 2019

Audience responses to performed excerpts on 20 November 2019 in the Shaw Library, London School of Economics.

Laura Doddington Photography

Performance DiaryVirginia Woolf: Killing the Angel – 2020

March 8 – Premier – East London Redbridge Drama Centre, London E18 2RB Tickets

March 12 – Stamford Arts Centre St Mary’s Street, Stamford, Lincs. PE9 2DL Tickets

March 15 – North London Lauderdale House, Highgate Hill, London N6 5HG Tickets

April 22 – Tunbridge Wells The Forum, Kent. info & tickets

June 3 – Louth Riverhead Theatre, Victoria Road, LN11 0BX Tickets

June 4 – Grantham The Guildhall Arts Centre, St Peter’s Hill, NG31 6PZ

June 10 – Theatre Royal Winchester Jewry Street, Winchester SO23 8SB

June 11 – Poole Lighthouse 21 Kingsland Road, Poole, Dorset BH15 1UG info & tickets

June 12 – Dorchester Corn Exchange, High East St, Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1HF

June 25 – London School of Economics The Shaw Library, Houghton St, London WC2A 2AE

June 30 – Deal Music Arts Festival

July 25 – Hitchin Festival St Mary’s Church, Churchyard, Hitchin, SG5 1HP

August 5 – Shropshire Church Stretton Arts Festival

September 19 – Cambridge Stapleford Granary, Bury Road, Stapleford CB22 5BP

Contact – information and bookings

Penny Mayes (producer)  call +44 7790 456169

Lucy Stevens