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by Eileen Atkins

Adapted from correspondence between Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville-West

Ticket information

Playing dates: 28th October – 19th November 2016; Mon – Fri 20.00; Sat 17.00

Venue: Teatret ved Sorte Hest, Vesterbrogade 150, 1620 Kbh V

Tickets : or 70 20 20 96 or

Why Not Theatre Company presents the repremiere of their highly acclaimed 2011 production of ”Vita & Virginia”, which chronicles the relationship between novelist Virginia Woolf and aristocratic socialite Vita Sackville-West; a relationship that spanned two decades and had a profound impact on both women’s lives.

Why Not Theatre Company played to full houses and garnered superlative reviews from many of the country’s reviewers with their first production of “Vita & Virginia” in 2011 at CaféTeatret. Now, 75 years after Virginia Woolf’s death, the Company returns with a new cast and plays for the first time at Teatret ved Sorte Hest.

Director Barry McKenna again directs this production with Sue Hansen-Styles again playing Virginia Woolf and Nathalie Johnston playing Vita. Nathalie co-founded Why Not Theatre Company with Sue in 2007 and it will be the first time that the two share the stage again, after Nathalie’s return to England in 2010.

A forbidden love affair
Virginia Woolf and the aristocratic Vita Sackville-West first met at a dinner party in 1922, when Virginia was 40 and Vita was 30. Both were married and Vita had two sons. Vita’s husband, Harold Nicholson, had affairs with men while Vita had many affairs with women. Despite this, however, they remained happily married.
Virginia was married to Leonard and had no children.

Eileen Atkins’ skillful adaptation takes the letters Vita and Virginia exchanged and weaves them together into a witty, intimate conversation, telling their story in their own words.

Revealing and searingly honest, VITA & VIRGINIA presents an intimate portrait of a lesbian relationship and sheds light on the inner lives of two remarkable women, at a time when one could not be open about sexuality and any deviation from marital norms was unthinkable.

Director Barry McKenna says:

”Back in 2011, when we first began work on this piece, we had no idea that the production would be so popular and attract so great an audience. This year marks the 75th anniversary of Virginia Woolf’s death, and feel the time is right to put on our fascinating and moving story again, with fresh eyes, a new talent and in a different space. It is important to shed light on single sex relationships as a good and positive thing and give hope to those who still fear rejection and abuse for the simple reason of who they are”

On stage: Sue Hansen-Styles, Nathalie Johnston
Director: Barry McKenna
Dramatist: Eileen Atkins
Producer: Foreningen Why Not Theatre Company
Venue: Teatret ved Sorte Hest

Why Not Theatre Company started its professional productions in Denmark in 2007 and formed a formal theatre association in 2010. Today it is one of Denmark’s leading, professional English-speaking theatres. Our vision is to produce small cast, professional theatre in English, to explore texts of high literary quality,to tell thought-provoking stories that hook our audiences, to create exceptional theatre that unlocks the emotions and inspires debate and to earn critical acclaim and attract a broad audience.

Why Not Theatre Company is known for acclaimed productions including “Vita & Virginia” at CaféTeatret in 2011, “WIT” at Bådteatret in 2014, “Secrets” at Halmlageret in September 2015 and “Love and Money” at Bådteatret in April 2016. “WIT” was nominated by CPHCulture as one of the year’s best foreign theatre plays and Sue Hansen-Styles was awarded Best Female Lead in the same year.

Pilates classes pilates

Pilates with Kirsten Larsen

“In order to achieve happiness, it is imperative to gain mastery of your body. If at the age of 30 you are stiff and out of shape, you are old. If at 60 you are supple and strong then you are young.” Joseph Pilates

Would you like to join our international pilates classes? We hold classes that run for 10 weeks at a time from beginner to intermediate level.

Come and join other internationals for these fun closed classes. Provides you with an opportunity to get a great workout and to meet others in the area.

If you have a group of 8 friends who want to train together we can happily arrange a private class for you.

Where: AP Sundhedscenter
Hans Edvard Teglers Vej 7 2
2920 Charlottenlund


Kirsten Larsen, Cert. Power Pilates Instructor, Cert. TRX Instructor

Høeghs Alle 4, 1 sal

2820 Gentofte

Tel: +45 28889505

Cost: 10 weeks closed group 1,300 dkk

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What is TRX?

It was developed by the Navy SEALS to ensure that wherever they were posted, they had an effective exercise programme.

Suspension Training® is a method of leveraged body weight exercises where you can set up the portable TRX Suspension Trainer anywhere and work out hundreds of different moves

The diversity of this training system and programming is unique in its development but simple to perform, though you will be challenged as every movement requires balance and core strength. If you do not have either, the TRX will develop it and take care of all the neglected muscle groups your regular program misses. This can be done as a supplemental plan for athletes or it can be a stand alone program for people at every level of fitness.

The workout helps you increase strength, flexibility, balance and choose your own intensity level.

AP Sundhedscenter
Hans Edvard Teglers Vej 7 2
2920 Charlottenlund


Kirsten Larsen, Cert. Power Pilates Instructor, Cert. TRX Instructor

Høeghs Alle 4, 1 sal

2820 Gentofte

Tel: +45 28889505

Cost: 10 weeks closed group 1,300 dkk

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