Emilia
400 years ago Emilia Bassano wanted her voice to be heard. It wasn't. Could she have been the "Dark Lady" of Shakespeare's sonnets? What of her own poems? Why was her story erased from history?

Emilia and her sisters reach out to us across the centuries with passion, fury, laughter and song. Listen to them. Let them inspire and unite us.

Celebrate women's voices through the story of this trailblazing, forgotten woman.

Stand up and be counted.
★★★★
The Times
'A fire-cracker production... a hit'

★★★★
Evening Standard
'heartfelt and crowd pleasing'

★★★★
METRO
'told with verve and energy. . . a stirring show'

★★★★
The Stage
'Morgan Lloyd Malcolm's play roars into the West End'

Time Out
'it rouses the audience right to their feet'

Daily Telegraph
'highly entertaining'
'very funny'

Sandi Toksvig
'A fantastic mix of laughter and fury - just one of the best things I have seen in years'

Caitlin Moran
'It's brilliant, it's joyous, it's beautiful, it's Blackadder funny'

Mark Rylance
'a knockout show, so funny and incredibly moving'

Fiona Shaw
'It's Saturday Night Live meets William Shakespeare'
FURTHER CASTING IS ANNOUNCED FOR WEST END TRANSFER OF SHAKESPEARE'S GLOBE'S EMILIA (19 JANUARY 2019)

Further casting has been announced for Emilia, written by Morgan Lloyd Malcolm and directed by Nicole Charles at the Vaudeville Theatre from 8 March to 15 June 2019, following its run at Shakespeare's Globe in 2018.

The role of Emilia is played at different stages of her life by Saffron Coomber, Adelle Leonce and Clare Perkins. They are joined by an all - female company playing both hers and hims including Nadia Albina, Anna Andresen, Jackie Clune, Jenni Maitland, Carolyn Pickles, Sarah Seggari, Sophie Stone, Charity Wakefield, Amanda Wilkin and Tanika Yearwood.

Emilia Bassano was a writer, teacher, poet and mother said to have been 'The Dark Lady' of Shakespeare's sonnets and one of literature's first female voices - yet her story has gone untold for centuries until now.

Also in the creative team are: set and costume designer Joanna Scotcher, movement director Anna Morrissey, lighting designer Zoe Spurr, sound designer Emma Laxton, composer Luisa Gerstein and musical director Yshani Perinpanayagam.







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Information
Type of production: Play

Opened: 08 March 2019

Booking until: 01 June 2019

Running time: 2 Hours 30 Mins

Prices: £27.00 - £113.00

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