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The Crown alum Emma Corrin is taking on the lead role in Virginia Woolf’s Orlando in the West End

Emma Corrin will take the stage for Neil Bartlett’s adaptation of Orlando by Virginia Woolf, was announced on Friday (July 29).

The actor who played Princess Diana in the hit Netflix series The crown alongside Josh O’Connor as Prince Charles, has not starred in a stage performance since 2018.

OrlandoWoolf’s 1928 novel, inspired by the family history of the author’s aristocratic friend and lover, Vita Sackville-West, is widely regarded as a feminist classic and a seminal exploration of gender identity.

“Neil Bartlett’s upbeat new adaptation of Virginia Woolfs Orlando dances through time and gender and challenges us to remember that nothing really matters except the courage to be yourself,” director Michael Grandage said in a statement accompanying the announcement.

“It is one of the most surprising stories in the English language and with her inspiring vision that all people have an equal right to love, I am delighted to have MGC return to the West End with Emma Corrin to bring this timely story to a conclusion whole new audience.”

The topic is appropriate for Corrin, who spoke openly about her gender and sexuality in an interview Vogue August cover story.

Emma Corrin attends the 2022 Met Gala

(Getty Images for the Met Museum)

Corrin, who uses she/them pronouns, said: “In my opinion, gender just isn’t something that feels solid and I don’t know if it ever will be; There could always be some liquid for me.

“I feel much more seen when I’m referred to as ‘her,’ but my closest friends call me ‘she,’ and I don’t mind because I know they know me,” added the Golden Globe added winner .

An opening date has not yet been announced Orlando with Corrin.

https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/theatre-dance/news/emma-corrin-orlando-play-virginia-woolf-west-end-b2133946.html The Crown alum Emma Corrin is taking on the lead role in Virginia Woolf’s Orlando in the West End

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