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1609. I AM EMILIA.

WRITER. WIFE. LOVER. MOTHER. MUSE.

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.

2019. WE ARE EMILIA.

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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By:
Morgan Lloyd Malcolm
Director:
Nicole Charles
Lighting:
Zoe Spurr
Sound:
Emma Laxton
Design:
Joanna Scotcher
Choreography:
Anna Morrissey
Costume:
Joanna Scotcher
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.

Vaudeville Theatre

Address:
404 Strand, London, WC2R 0NH
Nearest tube:
Charing Cross
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Emilia to transfer to the Vaudeville Theatre in 2019
Tuesday, December 11, 2018

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 voices, with her story told through the production.

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