A COMEDIC tale of an immortal poet, whose gender cannot be pinned down, is coming to Bridport.

Dyad Productions present Orlando at Bridport Arts Centre on Tuesday, March 12.

Orlando's irreverent, romantic adventures across British history, from the 1500s to 2019, provide a magic-realist exploration of human identity; personal, sexual and national. It is performed by Rebecca Vaughan and directed by Elton Townend Jones.

Drawing on a decade’s worth of successful theatre-making, this life-affirming, feminist voyage into the soul of what it means to find one’s place in the world whilst remaining true to oneself is the culmination of everything Dyad Productions has so far created, toured and presented since 2009. Orlando is based on the satirical 1928 novel by Virginia Woolf and won the Three Weeks Editors’ Award, 2018.

Dyad Productions creates, produces and tours classic theatre with an innovative and contemporary emphasis. This stage production based on the classic Modernist novel premiered at Assembly Edinburgh in August 2018 receiving numerous 5-star reviews and the Three Weeks Editors’ Award. Other works, Austen’s Women, I, Elizabeth, The Diaries of Adam and Eve, Female Gothic, The Unremarkable Death of Marilyn Monroe, Dalloway, Jane Eyre: An Autobiography and The Time Machine were all five-star successes between 2011-2017 and continue to tour across the UK and internationally. The Diaries of Adam and Eve was published in 2013 (by StageScripts) and The Unremarkable Death of Monroe in 2016 (by Samuel French).

Dyad Productions is made up of Rebecca Vaughan and Elton Townend Jones.

*Orlando, Bridport Arts Centre, Tuesday, March 12, 7.30pm. Call the box office for tickets.