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Spektrix Ref: woolf2020
Type: Shows
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Start Date: 2020-09-19


19 September | 19:30. £15 / £8 (under 16)


'Killing the Angel in the House … Had I not killed her she would have killed me.'


Lucy Stevens

Pianist: Elizabeth Marcus

Producer: Penny Mayes Dramatic Solutions


Virginia Woolf: Killing the Angel is a new one-woman play with 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:


‘Ethel Smyth: Grasp the Nettle’ (www.ethelsmyth.com

‘Kathleen Ferrier Whattalife!’ (www.kathleenferrierwhattalife.com


“…not only riveting but also very moving … your attention to the text both as an actor and a singer were pitched to perfection.”

– Siva Oke Managing Director SOMM Recordings.


Superb acting and vocal performances ... Funny, touching and uplifting - A must see!”

– Light Music Society


“ …superbly gifted, Lucy Stevens, with a voice of this calibre, it would be easy for a singer to indulge, but Whattalife! is a seamless balance of speech and music”.

– localsecrets.com


Stapleford Granary





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