Vanessa and Virginia
Based on the acclaimed novel by Susan Sellers, E.H. Wright's innovative new play is a moving, poetic and powerful story about the remarkable sisters, novelist Virginia Woolf and artist Vanessa Bell.
Vanessa and Virginia are sisters, best friends, bitter rivals, and artistic collaborators. As children, they fight for attention, but as young women, they stake their claims on bohemian Bloomsbury, creating new lives and groundbreaking works of art. Through everything — marriage, lovers, loss, madness, children, success, and failure — they remain the closest of co-conspirators and the fiercest of competitors. A love letter and an elegy from Vanessa Bell to her sister, Vanessa and Virginia is a portrait of sibling rivalry and sisterly love that travels with dream-like fluidity through places, events and memories from their Victorian childhood to their Bohemian adulthood and final separation by death.
“I think its fluidity is remarkable and completely absorbing… I found the whole thing totally convincing and moving.” (Professor David Bradshaw, University of Oxford)