Vita! A Fantasy

June 10th, 1993 — June 19th, 1993


La Boite Theatre, Brisbane


La Boite Theatre


Sue Rider


Sara Hardy


Caroline Kennison
Helen Moulder

Costume Designer

Christopher Smith

Set Designer

Christopher Smith

Lighting Designer

Mark Lloyd Hunt

Sound Designer

Rick Caskey

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.

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