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Orlando by Virginia Woolf
Dramatized by Peter Buckman
Music by James Walker
Played by James Walker and Simon Walker
Directed by Penny Gold
BBC Radio 4 - 03/06/1984
Length 90mins

Plot[]

Orlando was born in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I and lived into that of George V. He entered life as a boy and she left it as a woman. One of the most colourful creations of Virginia Woolf. Based upon Woolf's real-life love interest, Vita Sackville-West, Orlando shares many of West's qualities: most significantly, a deep reverence for history and family tradition, and a poetic, brooding nature. In her diary, Virginia Woolf wrote that Orlando was meant to be "Vita, only with a change about from one sex to another."

Cast[]

  • Orlando.......................Jennie Stoller
  • The Narrator..................Vivian Pickles
  • Queen Elizabeth...............Margot Boyd
  • Lady Margaret.................Heather Tobias
  • Earl..........................Danny Schiller
  • Sasha.........................Amanda Murray
  • Stubbs........................Lockwood West
  • Mrs Grimsditch................Jane Wenham
  • Dupper........................John Bott
  • Greene........................Peter Woodthorpe
  • Archduke......................Richard O'Callaghan
  • King Charles..................William Eedle
  • Nell Gwyn.....................Helena Breck
  • Sea Captain...................Arnold Diamond
  • Shelmerdine...................David McAlister
  • Shop Assistant................Hila Schroder
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