A day in the life of Clarissa Dalloway — a woman swept up by her emotions and desires. Virginia Woolf reveals what hides beneath a facade of order, harmony and family contentment. The author herself appears as a character in the play who brings to life the other characters. She provokes them, baits them, plays with their emotions, but her ironic understanding of their flaws is full of tenderness and humour. Virginia searches for meaning in her life by trying to understand the characters she has created.
Mrs. Dalloway, written by Virginia Woolf in 1925 is considered her most representative work. Many films and works of literature have been inspired by a fascination with this novel, although Magdalena Miklasz’s play is its first stage adaptation in Poland.