Virginia Woolf: Killing the Angel

A one woman play with music by Lucy Stevens

Virginia Woolf: Killing the Angel is a one-woman play with music that 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”.

Being Human Festival 2019

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

Contact for information and bookings

Penny Mayes (producer)  call +44 7790 456169

Lucy Stevens

Performance Dates 2020

March 8 – East London Redbridge Drama Centre, South Woodford, London E11

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.

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

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

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

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

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

June 30 – Deal Music Arts Festival

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