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By Lorae Parry
Director: Susan Wilson
FROM THE WORDS OF MANSFIELD, WOOLF & FRIENDS
A witty look at love, life and literature
Part of WTF! 2018 and KM130
18 Aug – 15 Sep
$30 preview – Friday 17 Aug
Tues – Sat 7.30pm
$25 – $52
with Isobel McKinnon as K.M. and Jessica Robinson as L.M. & Virginia Woolf
In 1908 Katherine Mansfield set sail for London, never to return. After meeting Virginia Woolf, Katherine Mansfield wrote: “I have nothing to say to charming women. I feel like a cat among tigers.”
Virginia’s first impressions of Katherine Mansfield were: “I’m a little shocked by her commonness… She seems to have gone every sort of hog since she was 17.”
Against a colourful background of the people and places that shaped Katherine Mansfield’s “many hundreds of selves”, this play shows these two literary rivals developing a special relationship which defies stereotypes and gossip.
“Parry’s Katherine Mansfield, the ‘colonial’ girl at large in a hard and dazzling world takes us close to ‘the real thing’ … does justice to the amusing, clever, compassionate, constantly self-examining personality it engages with. And it shows us Virginia Woolf as well in a freshly slanting light.” – Vincent O’Sullivan.
Presented by arrangement with Playmarket
Enjoy a sneak preview of Circa’s upcoming play, Bloomsbury Women and the Wild Colonial Girl, as the cast perform scenes highlighting the unique relationship between two literary rivals – Katherine Mansfield and Virginia Woolf.
Written by Lorae Parry. Directed by Susan Wilson. With Isobel McKinnon as K.M. and Jessica Robinson as L.M. & Virginia Woolf.