What do the critics think?
“A Room of One’s Own [is] witty, supple, and conducted in a spirit of restless inquiry, anchoring emotion with intellect, infusing argument with narrative technique. This luminous, accessible production captures the beauty of Woolf’s prose and the complexity of her ideas [and] gives her potent words vivid voice.”
- Cameron Woodhead, The Age
“A Room of One’s Own is a must for literary lovers, feminists or those wishing a theatre experience presented with elegant finesse, showcasing some of the wonderful talent in our city.”
- Cheryl Threadgold, Melbourne Observer
“A Room of One’s Own is a mix of the artistry of our new generation of theatre makers combined with the wise and timeless work of a past genius... I was immersed by this play; every aspect was of the highest quality.”
- Lisa Romeo, TAGG
“There is little not covered in this masterful production, which both engages, challenges, and delights.”
- Sarah W., The Pus One’s
What about audiences?
“Today it was a pleasure to see Peta Hanrahan’s beautiful production of A Room of One’s Own. This series of lectures cannot be a piece of theatre...well so I thought. Wrong ...a clever dramaturg, director and cast turned this into a moving beautiful production. Delicate under stated delivery and the gentle harmony of the ensemble playing brought the language vividly to life. A lovely production.”
- Peter, May 2016
“Many congratulations on A Room of One's Own. What a spellbinder. Huge congratulations to everyone on this stunning show. I had the pleasure of seeing it yesterday and I haven't stopped musing on it/ mentioning it to every human I come across. All the best with the remainder of the season and thank you for such moving and engaging work.”
- Freya, May 2016
“Just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed it, you were all so inspiring, I left thinking and talking about how wonderful you were and those thought provoking words. Thank you.”
- Zia, May 2016
“THANKYOU to you and your cast and to Peta for the show!! amazing. excellent and beautiful ideas in there. i loved listening to all those words so beautifully spoken. Totes loved it."
- Rosie, May 2016
“WHAT A SHOW. So articulate, considered, generous and pertinent. Id already thought myself a feminist but this show revealed so much to me that I’d not even considered about the weight of historical inequality being felt today, and the courage and genius and hardship or our women in the arts today and in centuries past. Your audience left changed.”
- Josh, May 2016
“Such an important production.
Deeply inspiring, educating and motivating. Performed with such craft by all actors, achieving a wonderful immediacy that allowed us to follow each word and thought.
I felt that in that room i was a part of a community of people collectively dissecting, analysing and experiencing this precious inheritance of a text.”
- Artemis, May 2016
“Poetic, inspiring and mesmerising. Just like Woolf herself.”
- Marc, May 2016