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.
‘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”. localsecrets.com.
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 Diary – Virginia Woolf: Killing the Angel – 2020
March 8 – Premier – East London Redbridge Drama Centre, London E18 2RB
March 12 – Stamford Corn Exchange Theatre Broad St, Stamford PE9 1PX
March 15 – North London Lauderdale House, Highgate Hill, London N6 5HG
April 22 – Tunbridge Wells The Forum, Kent. info & tickets
June 3 – Louth Riverhead Theatre, Victoria Road, Kent LN11 0BX
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) email@example.com call +44 7790 456169
Lucy Stevens www.lucystevens.com