The Maltings Theatre continues its popular autumn season with a lively piece of new theatre by the award-winning Dyad Productions. Virginia Woolf’s A Room Of One’s Own will be performed by Rebecca Vaughan in a 21st century take on Woolf’s 1928 exploration of the impact of poverty and sexual inequality on intellectual freedom and creativity.
The production – created specifically in response to the changing, uncertain shape of theatre during the pandemic – takes a wry, amusing, and incisive ‘TED talk’ trip through the history of literature, creativity and sexual politics…featuring Charlotte Brontë, Jane Austen, Aphra Behn, and Shakespeare’s sister Judith…
Says Rebecca Vaughan: “I first read Virginia Woolf when I was reading English Literature at Cardiff University and fell in love with her work immediately! I think my favourite book is Mrs Dalloway – which is actually the first one I read and which we – at Dyad Productions – adapted in 2014. The production has now toured across the world and is also available on demand on www.dyadproductions.com
“I’ve been keen to put A Room of One’s Own on stage for a while. Although Woolf wrote it in 1928 when women had only had the vote for 10 years, there’s still so much that’s either not changed, or is still very relevant. I think Maltings audiences will really enjoy discovering – or re-discovering – Virginia Woolf’s wit and her trip through the history of literature, as well as the way she regularly imagines what life will be like in 100 years’ time.”
Dyad Productions premiered Virginia Woolf’s Dalloway at the Maltings in 2014 and Dalloway in 2018 and 2019; other productions include Christmas Gothic, The Time Machine, I, Elizabeth, Austen’s Women, The Unremarkable Death of Marilyn Monroe (which was the last show the Maltings presented before having to Covid-close).
A Room of One’s Own is at The Maltings Theatre 10th – 14th November. Tickets are on sale here