Virginia Woolf’s Mrs Dalloway may well be my favourite novel. It tells the story of one woman’s experience of a single day in London after the First World War. Clarissa Dalloway is throwing a party, but the story is far from frivolous, dealing with social structure, mental illness, relationships, feminism and what life means. This stage adaptation by Hal Coase and Forward Arena is set to be bold and innovative, echoing the way that Woolf’s interior viewpoint and stream of consciousness style was received in 1925. The month long residency at Dalston’s Arcola Theatre brings the story to a new part of town, but makes it no less relevant.
E8TheatreWednesday October 3