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Virginia Woolf: Killing the Angel

“Killing the Angel in the House … Had I not killed her she would have killed me.”

Virginia Woolf: Killing the Angel is a new one-woman play with music that weaves the life of Virginia Woolf, as expressed in her own words, with music and songs by female composers who were her contemporaries - much of which is out of print and rarely performed.

Through Woolf’s writing, it reveals her troubled childhood and her views on literature, Bloomsbury and the challenges women face as artists.

Virginia Woolf: Killing the Angel’ is the latest collaboration between professional actor and classical singer, Lucy Stevens and pianist Elizabeth Marcus, a Fellow and Professor of Harpsichord at Guildhall School of Music, following their previous acclaimed plays about women in music:

‘Ethel Smyth: Grasp the Nettle’ ( “…not only riveting but also very moving … your attention to the text both as an actor and a singer were pitched to perfection.”  Siva Oke Managing Director SOMM Recordings.

“Superb acting and vocal performances ... Funny, touching and uplifting - A must see! Light Music Society.

‘Kathleen Ferrier Whattalife!’ ( “ … superbly gifted, Lucy Stevens, with a voice of this calibre, it would be easy for a singer to indulge, but Whattalife! is a seamless balance of speech and music”.


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Doors open at 5:30