By the truth, we are undone. Life is a dream. Tis the waking that kills us. Virginia Woolf.

Virginia is a perceptive evocation of the mercurial emotional life of Virginia Woolf, her close unity with her husband Leonard Woolf, and her relationship with Vita Sackville-West, the other main character in the play. From Virginia Woolf’s novels, letters, diaries, and other writings, from Leonard Woolf’s autobiography, and Quentin Bell’s biography of Virginia, Edna O’Brien has drawn word and image and brilliantly fused them into a dramatic sequence that captures the essence of Virginia’s genius. A lyrical drama of a great creative mind, shaped by love and war.

Written by: Edna O’Brien

Directed / Designed by: Nicholas Opolski


Virginia…Heather Lythe

Nessa/Vita…Beth Klein

Father/Leonard…Marc Opitz

Sound/Lighting Design by Shane Grant

Image by Tanya De Haan

Access Information:

Visual rating 50%: Events are partly subtitled or include dialogue, background music and/or sounds, so d/Deaf and hard of hearing audiences can have some engagement with the event.

Aural Rating 75%: Mainly sound-based, with visuals only incidental to the work, so blind or low vision audiences can have close to the full experience of the event.