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Emilia Tickets

Emilia Tickets

8 Mar 2019 - 1 Jun 2019

Emilia Information

1609. I AM 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.


Shakespeare's Globe's "EXTRAORDINARILY ROUSING NEW PLAY" (The Independent) which met with "WHOOPS, CHEERS, BELLY LAUGHS, A STANDING OVATION" (Time Out), now explodes at the Vaudeville theatre. An all-female cast playing both hers and hims rouses.

Photo credit: Helen Murray

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Run time

Approx 2hrs 30mins (inc interval)

Opening date

March 8th, 2019

Closing date

June 1st, 2019


Closing, Last Minute Theatre Tickets London, Opening, Play, Weekday Matinees


Vaudeville Theatre

Cast and creative

By: Morgan Lloyd Malcolm
Director: Nicole Charles
Cast list: Nadia Albina, Anna Andresen, Jackie Clune, Adelle Leonce, Jenni Maitland, Carolyn Pickles, Sarah Seggari, Sophie Stone, Charity Wakefield, Amanda Wilkin and Tanika Yearwood.
Design: Joanna Scotcher
Lighting: Zoe Spurr
Costume: Joanna Scotcher
Choreography: Anna Morrissey
Sound: Emma Laxton

Our review


The Strand is suddenly thrillingly alive with women's stories. Hot on the heels of Dolly Parton's 9 to 5 the Musical, that brings a 1980s story of female office emancipation from a bullying male boss to the Savoy, came Waitress, arriving at the Adelphi Theatre from Broadway, which had as one of its selling points the fact that its lead creative team of writers, director and choreographer were all women. And now, right next door at the Vaudeville, there's Emilia - a new play by Morgan Lloyd...

Latest Emilia News & Features

Photo credit: Cast of Emilia (Photo by Helen Murray)

At the end of 2020, an archive recording of Emilia was made available online. After a successful virtual engagement, Emilia will be re-released from 1 - 31 March.In a tweet from the production, Emilia will go online once more to celebrate International Women's Day. This year, the theme for International Women's Day is Choose to Challenge.Inspired by the life of 17th century poet Emilia Bassano, Emilia dramatises her struggles to be noticed. Even though she was a contemporary of William...

Photo credit: Cast of Emilia (Photo by Helen Murray)

UPDATE: In a tweet on 12 November, Emilia will now be available to watch online until 2 December.An archive recording of the West End play Emilia will be made available to watch next month. After last year's performances at the Vaudeville Theatre, audiences can relive the play with the cast and crew via an online livestream on 10 November, with the play then staying online for a further fortnight.Dramatising the life and career of 17th century poet Emilia Bassano, Emilia explores her struggles...


After a successful run at the Globe Theatre, Emilia is set to transfer to the West End for a limited season, opening at the Vaudeville Theatre in 2019.Emilia dramatises the life of Emilia Bassano, a sixteenth-century writer, teacher, poet and mother credited as 'The Dark Lady' of Shakespeare and who is considered to be a muse and inspiration for William Shakespeare. Throughout her life, she regularly performed Shakespeare's sonnets and has been heralded as one of literature's first female...

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