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Five fist-pumping reasons to see Emilia in the West End

Five reasons to see the unmissable, uproarious Emilia at the Vaudeville Theatre


© Helen Murray

There's not long left to catch Morgan Lloyd Malcolm's unforgettable Emilia in the West End. Discover why you need to see the production that WhatsOnStage hailed 'an outright feminist triumph and a brilliant call-to-arms'.


1. It's not history it's her-story

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 about her own poems? And why was her story erased from history?

With an all-female cast, creative and producing team this "extraordinarily rousing new play" (The Independent) celebrates women's collective voices through the story of the trailblazing, inspirational Emilia.



2. It's incredibly funny with spectacular music

Emilia is modern and fun but grounded in history. Fiona Shaw said "it's Shakespeare meets Saturday Night Live", and the inclusion of music alongside the "Blackadder funny" (Caitlin Moran) script led Alan Davies to say "don't queue for Hamilton, rise up for Emilia".



© Helen Murray


3. It's creating a revolution

Emilia has a buzz like no other! Check out the tweets in the below video and hundreds more like them from audience members begging everyone to see the show!



4. It's ground-breaking

Emilia Bassano was a trailblazing woman, and the production is trailblazing too! Not only was there the first ever West End baby/parent performance, Emilia has also inspired audience members such as Ben Hewis and actor Jade Anouka to collect donations and help bring people to see the show who would not otherwise be able to afford it.



© Helen Murray


As Ben said on his crowd funding page (which raised enough to fund 100 tickets for young women) "on Wednesday I went to see the West End transfer of Malcolm's Emilia. Since walking out of the theatre, I've not been able to stop thinking about how this show NEEDS to be seen by as many people as possible — but especially young women."



5. You've only got a few weeks left to see it

The final performance of Emilia takes place on 1 June, which means you only have a couple of weeks left to catch this ground-breaking, hilarious and empowering production. Book now and save up to 34%, with tickets from £25.00!

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