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Eccentric triviality aimed at 1970s feminists: Orlando, at the Garrick Theatre, reviewed

7 January 2023

9:00 AM

7 January 2023

9:00 AM


Garrick Theatre, until 25 February


Olivier Theatre, until 14 January

Orlando opens with a pack of Virginia Woolfs on stage. All wear the same costume of horn-rimmed spectacles, long tweed skirts and woolly cardigans, and they comply with current diversity targets. There’s a white Woolf, a black Woolf, a mixed-race Woolf, an East Asian Woolf, and a male Woolf with a deep voice who seems to have wandered in from Little Red Riding Hood.

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