The stage adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s novel Orlando ‘is very much a celebration of theatre, queer joy and love,’ says Emma Corrin
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The Crown star Emma plays Orlando in West End (Picture: Elle UK/Ruth Ossai)

slips into a lavender bodysuit… and the critics are really lilac-ing the screen star’s performance in West End hit Orlando.

Based on Virginia Woolf’s novel, the play at ’s Garrick Theatre follows Emma’s titular hero, who falls asleep as a man and wakes up a woman.

‘Michael Grandage, the director, spoke a lot about how the book was on the syllabus when he was at school, and I would love it if it was back on our school syllabuses,’ explained the 27-year-old, who identifies as non-binary.

‘It’s such a brilliant book that teaches you so much about identity and love – all these fundamental questions that we ask ourselves.’

Emma Corrin says Orlando is a ‘celebration of theatre, queer joy and love’ (Picture: Elle UK/Ruth Ossai)

Appearing in a series of , The Crown favourite added: ‘(The adaptation) is very much a celebration of theatre, as well as a celebration of queer joy and love.’

Also featured inside Elle’s March issue are Bafta-nominated actors Micheal Ward and Daryl McCormack, and other rising stars including Anya Chalotra, Rosy McEwen, Jonah Hauer-King, and Dafne Keen.

The March issue of Elle UK is on sale from today.

Actor Emma Corrin features on the cover of Elle UK’s March issue (Picture: Elle UK/Ruth Ossai)

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