Vita! – A Fantasy
Sara Hardy’s Vita! – A Fantasy, about the relationship between Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville-West, directed by Rider was so successful the season was extended by a week.
Sue Gough wrote “This production is superlative in every way” and praised the performances of Helen Moulder as Virginia Woolf and Caroline Kennison as Vita Sackville-West – “The two actors are never less than compelling”. Of the production team she commented: “Rider’s impeccable direction exploits every nuance of English understatement and self-deprecation, while designer Christopher Smith’s lush green swards and skeletal branches merge with Donald Hall’s music to create an aura of ironic pastorale”.[i]
Writer: Dr Christine Comans
[i] Bulletin/Newsweek 17 June, 1993.