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A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf

17 July, 2019 - 28 July, 2019

fortyfivedownstairs and La Mama present
Sentient Theatre’s production of

A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf

Adapted for the stage
and directed by Peta Hanrahan

17 – 28 July 2019

book online

★★★★  ‘…a play of thought, as Woolf so singularly knew how to invent them: many-voiced, self-questioning, stark, and sensuously wordy.’ Australian Book Review

‘a richly absorbing exploration on the place of women in society through a literary lens.’ My Melbourne Arts

‘Hanrahan’s production sets our thoughts alight.’ Theatre Press

Image by Henry Choo


17 – 28 July 2019

preview: Wednesday 17 July
opening night: Thursday 18 July
duration: 60 minutes
Tuesday to Saturday 7:30pm
Sunday 5pm
ticket price: $30 – $43
bookings: 03 9662 9966

warnings: contains haze

Following a sold-out premiere season in 2016, Sentient Theatre’s stage adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s classic essay returns. Breathing new life into the history of women and literature, this production features four performers as aspects of Woolf’s mind in conversation with herself and the audience.

Today, with campaigns such as Me Too, Time’s Up and NOW Australia, A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf shines a light on our history with astounding relevance to contemporary society.


Sentient Theatre is a new collective of contemporary theatre practitioners with the goal of bringing important humanitarian narratives to the stage. Their inaugural piece, A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf, premiered at La Mama Courthouse in 2016 to overwhelmingly positive responses, igniting their desire to continue sharing this important story. Based on a series of lectures that gently interrogates the history of women and fiction, A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf carries striking relevance to contemporary conversations about gender disparity: a crucial topic to share.

Adapted and Directed by Peta Hanrahan

Performers: Anthea Davis, Marissa O’Reilly, Anna Kennedy & Jackson Trickett

Lighting Design: Paul Lim

Set Design: Dagmara Gieysztor

Sound Design: David Thomson

Producer: Anna Kennedy

Stage & Production Management: Tennessee Mynott-Rudland

Publicity: Sassy Red PR

Ticket Prices:

Preview: $30
Full: $43
Senior: $38
Concession: $35
Group 10+: $30

School Groups 10+: $30 with complimentary teacher ticket for every 10 tickets purchased
(please contact or call venue at 9662 9966 for more information)


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28 July, 2019
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