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Emma Corrin is returning to the West End to star in new adaption of Virginia Woolf’s Orlando

Jonny Yates August 1, 2022
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Emma Corrin is starring in the West End adaption of Orlando. (ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images)

Emma Corrin is starring in the West End adaption of Orlando. (ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images)

Emma Corrin has announced their return to London’s West End to star in Orlando.

The actor will appear in the new play based on Virginia Woolf’s iconic novel in late autumn.

The dates and venue for the upcoming production are bring announced soon and it will be directed by Michael Grandage.

They announced the news on Instagram, alongside the caption: “oh I’m in absolute bits, huge honour to be working with Michael Grandage Company again and to be bringing Orlando !!! to the west end, very very very excited.”

Corrin also posted a screenshot from the film adaption of Orlando, which starred Tilda Swinton in the lead role.

 

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Grandage told What’s On Stage: “Neil Bartlett’s joyous new adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s Orlando dances through time and gender, challenging us to remember that nothing really matters except the courage to be yourself.

“It is one of the most surprising stories in the English language, and with its inspiring vision of all bodies having equal rights to love, I’m delighted that MGC is returning to the West End with Emma Corrin to bring this timely story to a whole new audience.”

It’s been confirmed that £10 tickets will be available across the run, with tickets expected to be available from London Theatre Direct, ATG Tickets and Love Theatre.

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The Crown actor and Grandage previously worked together on the upcoming queer flick from Amazon Studios, My Policeman.

Corrin will star in the upcoming film adaption based on a 2012 novel of the same name by Bethan Roberts.

Set in Brighton in 1957, the movie follows cop Tom Burgess, played by Harry Styles, who falls for Patrick Hazelwood (David Dawson), a museum curator.

Corrin plays his wife Marion, a school teacher who discovers her husband is having an affair, and she mounts a bid to have him arrested – homosexuality being still illegal at the time.

The film will be released in select theaters on 21 October and Prime Video on 4 November.

Fans will be able to stream the Harry Styles-fronted film with an Amazon Prime subscription.

Emma Corrin opens up about ‘complex gender stuff’

Last month The Crown star opened up about the “intense pressure” they feel to justify their non-binary identity.

While gracing the cover of Vogue’s August issue, Corrin said: “In my mind, gender just isn’t something that feels fixed, and I don’t know if it ever will be; there might always be some fluidity there for me.”

The actor quietly came out as non-binary in 2021 by updating their pronouns on Instagram to she/they.

In the interview they added that posting on social media about who they are can be “really scary” for them, not least the negative comments that can bring.

They said: “I’m working out all this complex gender and sexuality stuff. And yet, I’m seeing a guy? That feels very juxtaposed, even if I’m very happy.”

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