Orlando

Theatre (new writing, solo show)

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  • Pleasance Courtyard - The Cellar
  • 13:10
  • Aug 26
  • 50 minutes
  • Suitability: 12+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: BoonDog Theatre in association with Jessie Anand Productions
  • Warnings and additional info: This show contains strong language.
  • Accessibility:
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    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years

Description

Have you ever yearned to leave behind those definitions handed down to you: loud or quiet, male or female, straight, gay, working/middle/upper class? Lucy Roslyn's play is about a person looking to escape the identitarian bullshit of 2019 – just as Virginia Woolf imagined her own freedom in the pages of Orlando, a novel which strains at the borders of identity: are we any one thing? Or are our selves 'stacked like dinner plates' one on top of the other? Directed by JMK Award winner Josh Roche and following a sell-out run at VAULT Festival 2019.

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General venue access

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  • Accessible entry: Queue in courtyard. 15 Steep external steps down or Lift access from front.
  • Wheelchair access type: Building Lift

  • Stairs: 11- 20
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info


Captioned performances

  • Dates: 20 August
  • Type: Closed (Tablet)
  • Booking options: You can book independently online, or contact our access team to book your tickets and request any specific seating locations or if booking a unit is required.

How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Stephen Hackett 63 days ago

This is a bit of a MUST SEE. All on a shoestring this play was very much better than some others we saw with substantial backing and a lot of hype. It deals with some riveting stories, and is emotional, but it is the gentlest thing, moving and very witty, accessible to all, but deep, and you come out half in love with the artist (and this does not happen everyday, as we all know...........)

David Morgan 70 days ago

Raw, powerful theatre. Simple yet intricate story-weaving, delivered as a totally credible personal story. It hurts. Best thing I saw this year.

Kate Gaul 76 days ago

Lucy Roslyn performs her own play about a person looking to escape the identitarian bullshit of 2019 – just as Virginia Woolf imagined freedom in the pages of “Orlando” Are we any one thing? Engaging story telling but lost focus as the writing moved from the novel to Lucy’s personal story. 3 remnants of cheese from me.


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The Stage [paywall] (3/5 stars) 64 days ago

Lucy Roslyn describes her one-woman show as “an act of communion”. Not, she stresses, the kind of communion that involves bread and wine (although she does have a small glass of red during the course of the performance) but the kind that involves basic human interaction and connection. This slight...

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An Organised Mess 66 days ago

Orlando draws the audience in on the premise of a novel and leaves us with a challenge. To embrace love and passion, and negate the need for the labels we so love to put on every element of our lives.

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Broadway Baby (3/5 stars) 73 days ago

Rocking a minimalist set of a stool and a book, Lucy Roslyn performs this one person play drawing parallels between Virginia Woolf’s classic novel, and her own tumultuous foray into identity politics and relationships. Roslyn spends the first part of her performance narrating an overview of the events in Orlando,...

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Fest (4/5 stars) 76 days ago

Issues of identity, labels and individuality are more current than ever, and there are many crude and superficial explorations of them on offer at the Fringe. Lucy Roslyn’s Orlando is something more sophisticated and thoughtful altogether: a captivating, intricate weaving together of her own story and that of Orlando in...

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