ORLANDO by Virginia Woolf


Thursday 16 to Saturday 18 May 2019 |Arts at the Old Fire Station, Oxford | Marvellous Machine Theatre Company present:

Virginia Woolf’s
Adapted by Sarah Ruhl

“I’m sick of this particular self. I want another”

Orlando: Poet. Lover. Adventurer. After an evening’s encounter with a traveller woman, Orlando is transformed forever.

Following the sell-out The Tiger’s Bride, Marvellous Machine Theatre Company return, using live music, comedy, drag and movement to bring to life this high-spirited romp through history from the court of Queen Elizabeth I to 20th Century London via Constantinople and the high seas.

CASTING CALL: https://marvellousmachine.com/joinus

Director, Lou Corben on making ORLANDO: https://marvellousmachine.com/making-orlando/


“a masterful adaptation… a splendid piece of theatre”Daily Info

“succeeds in teasing out provocations within Woolf’s story… [an] intriguing, thoughtful production.” – Newbury Weekly News

Audience comments

“Brilliant fun + thought-provoking”

“Witty, inspiring, moving, musically smashing”

“Words, words would not have enough impact to explain how incredible the performance was”

“I’m uplifted by the whole experience – buzzing in fact!


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The Company

Ella Ashdown                       Orlando

Sam Bennett                         Archduke/duchess / Ensemble

Elizabeth Dobson*               Marmaduke / Ensemble* (part to be recast. info)

Daisy Howard                       Sasha / Ensemble

Steve Walker                        Queen Elizabeth I / Ensemble

Lou Corben                          Producer / Director / LX Operator

Becki Reed                           Musical Director / Musician

Tim Hennessy                      Musical Assistant / Musician / Outreach Officer

Immy Howard                     Costume Design / Musician

Katrin Padel                          Lighting Designer / LX Operator

Jackie Nevin                         Art Design

Aileen Doherty                    Set Consultant

James Webster                     Rehearsal Assistant

Dot Matrix                             Props Assistant