Tickets £14. "A unique, first performance by Eileen Atkins of the work of the poet, Stevie Smith.
One of our most admired theatrical Dames, Eileen Atkins has long been fascinated by Stevie Smith. They grew up in the same part of North London – where Stevie Smith remained throughout her life. She is one of the great contradictory originals of 20th century poetry, writing of dark matters with reckless abandon – ‘not waving but drowning’ – and light ones with a deep, sardonic edge.
Eileen Atkins, recently seen on the small screen in Cranford, and in the theatre in Bond’s The Sea, has won innumerable awards for her acting. She has a strong association with the work of Virginia Woolf, including playing in A Room of One’s Own and Vita and Virginia and adapting Mrs Dalloway for T.V." (christiguc)