27 Oct 2020 - 1 Nov 2020

New Writing

Tanzlar Theatre Presents
Reduced to a Thing that Wants
by Scarlett Woolfe & Jess Cole

After meeting in 1922, Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville-West began an intense relationship which lasted until Woolf’s suicide in 1941. Their relationship blossomed from tentative admiration into a secretive, furtive, long distance affair, eventually developing into a lasting friendship of the most profound intimacy.

 

Fascinated by how this illicit affair was conducted and the nuances it reveals in female relationships, Tanzlar Theatre will create a piece rooted in the lettered conversations between these two writers, two extraordinary women of the 20th century. An exploration of female relationships unbounded by the social tropes of mother-daughter-grandmother-wife, this is female intimacy entirely disconnected from the masculine gaze.

 

Applying elements of Virginia’s pioneering novel Orlando, which was written for Vita and centres on a gender swapping heroine, reduced to a thing that wants is a modern exploration of femme-hood, of person-hood.

 

This is about women creating, destroying, feeling and expressing intimacy through their own language, through their own gaze.

 

 

 

Starring: India Thain and Boni Adeliyi

 

 

Adapted by: Jess Cole and Scarlett Woolfe

Directed by: Scarlett Woolfe

Assistant Director: Jess Cole

Original Music by: Josh Field

Set Design by: Margarita Ieva Loze

 

 

Accessible tickets:

 

Each performance night will have a selection of free tickets allocated for people who are from black ethnic backgrounds, people from the LGBTQI+ communities and those who are from low-economic backgrounds. If you would benefit from this scheme and would like to apply for a ticket, email your contact details and preferred performance date to: tanzlartheatre@gmail.com.

This scheme is run on trust and a first come, first serve basis.

 

 

 

Please also note that we are abiding by the government's Covid guidelines and will be running at a reduced audience capacity.

Box Office

0333 012 4963

Tickets

£16 Full Price

£10 Concessions

 

Concessions Notice

Concessions are only accepted for pensioners, unemployed, students and under16s.

 

Accessible tickets:

 

Each performance night will have a selection of free tickets allocated for people who are from black ethnic backgrounds, people from the LGBTQI+ communities and those who are from low-economic backgrounds. If you would benefit from this scheme and would like to apply for a ticket, email your contact details and preferred performance date to: tanzlartheatre@gmail.com.

This scheme is run on trust and a first come, first serve basis.

 

Please Note:

This performance runs for 1 hr without an interval

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Concessions offered to pensioners, unemployed, students and under16s. Tickets are non-refundable.

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