‘Emilia’ archive recording to be re-released in March
The play will celebrate International Women’s Day.
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.
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 Shakespeare, her works aren’t championed like the Bard’s, with this 21st century play raising her profile.
First performed at Shakespeare’s Globe, Emilia made its West End transfer at the Vaudeville Theatre in spring 2019. In a four-star review for LondonTheatre.co.uk, Mark Shenton said: “This is a play that speaks to today, as a woman finds her own story and the voice to tell it with. As fiercely embodied by not one but three actors - Saffron Coomber, Adelle Leonce and Clare Perkins - she comes alive with passion and conviction.”
At the 2020 Olivier Awards, Emilia won all three Olivier Awards it was nominated for: Best New Comedy, Best Costume Design and Best Sound Design.
Photo credit: Cast of Emilia (Photo by Helen Murray)