After my post yesterday I’ve calmed down a bit and down some research. McGregor’s new project will be his first full-length ballet for the Royal Ballet, and it will also weave The Waves and Orlando around the main text of Mrs Dalloway, and incorporate themes from Woolf’s own life. The ROH booking form just names it as “New Wayne McGregor” – suggesting it hasn’t been finally named yet!
An excellent post from On The New dips into Woolf’s diaries here. Although I’ve not read The Waves, Orlando is one of my favourite novels of its era and its theatricality – not to mention its themes of personality, gender and time – make it another incredibly exciting prospect for the stage.