Arterton, known for her roles in more mainstream Hollywood blockbusters, (Clash of the Titans, Prince of Persia) but also for her period drama prowess on stage and television, will play the larger-than-life socialite and writer Vita Sackville-West. Elizabeth Debicki also showed her ability to channel 1920s aloofness in her breakout role as Jordan Baker in Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby and will play the great modernist Virginia Woolf, who endured a life-long struggle with her mental health, but also authored seminal feminist texts such as A Room of One’s Own.
The two women meet at a party in Bloomsbury. Woolf has just authored her landmark novel Mrs. Dalloway, catapulting her into the upper echelons of modern literature, however, mood swings and bouts of depression hang over her like a cloud. Her sexuality and creativity is reawakened by the headstrong and seductive Vita, who she uses as inspiration for her new novel, Orlando.
Button has chosen to depict the social whirl of the twenties with a modern twist, introducing pumping electronic music to lavish party scenes. Most of the play's text was lifted verbatim from letters between the two women, giving us a glimpse into the less-than-secret ten-year love affair between two bastions of modernism.
|What||Gemma Arterton and Elizabeth Debicki are Vita and Virginia|
12 Jul 19 – 12 Jul 20, TIMES VARY
|Price||£determined by cinemas|
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