Dramatised by Michelene Wandor
Virginia Woolf's classic novel set on a single day in June. Lives interweave on the streets of London as Clarissa Dalloway makes her final preparations for an important party.
1 of 2: From breakfast to luncheon
Mrs Dalloway....Fenella Woolgar
Dr Holmes....Peter Hamilton Dyer,
Miss Brush....Christine Absalom
Miss Pym....Tracy Wiles
Directed by Marc Beeby
Mrs Dalloway is one of Virginia Woolf's most approachable novels. It's apparently simple structure - taking place over a single day and dovetailing two very different stories - belies its rich textures and the complexity of its beautifully drawn characters. Clarissa Dalloway's party, the climax of the story, is eagerly awaited by all and resolves both stories with wisdom and poignancy.