Virginia Woolf: Killing the Angel
"Killing the Angel in the House... Had I not killed her she would have killed me."
Virginia Woolf: Killing the Angel is a new one-woman play with the 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, the Bloomsbury group, the challenges women face as artists and how women's work has been omitted from histories of music and the arts.
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.
"Superbly gifted, Lucy Stevens, with a voice of this calibre, it would be easy for a singer to indulge, but Whattalife! is seamless balance of speech and music"