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Tickets to see Emilia at the Vaudeville Theatre are on sale now! Following overwhelming critical acclaim and a sell-out run at Shakespeare’s Globe, Morgan Lloyd Malcolm’s Emilia has transferred to the Vaudeville Theatre!
If you think you know everything about Shakespeare, Emilia will have you second guessing! Written by Morgan Lloyd Malcolm at a time when #MeToo dominated headlines, Emilia is the never-before-told story of Emilia Bassano, a published poet long rumoured to have been Shakespeare’s muse – the Dark Lady. The moniker for this mystery woman comes from Shakespeare’s sonnets 127–154 in which she is described as having black hair and greyish skin. Featuring an all-female company playing both male and female roles, Shakespeare Globe’s Emilia is an absolute must-see!
Directed by Nicole Charles, Emilia takes a bold move with its all-female cast and is unlike anything you may have seen before! The 17-strong cast features Amanda Wilkin, Anna Andresen, Carolyn Pickles, Charity Wakefield, Clare Perkins, Jackie Clune, Jenni Maitland, Nadia Albina, Saffron Coomber, Sarah Seggari, Sophie Stone and Tanika Yearwood. The role of Emilia will be played by three different actresses portraying a different stage in Emilia’s life.
Malcolm has taken up a lot of creative liberty in depicting Emilia Bassano’s life, revealing her to be not only a poet, but also a teacher, mother, writer and one of the first female voices in English literature! The play was commissioned by Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe, Michelle Terry, and the production has received a fleet of rave reviews from both audiences and critics alike!
What began as eleven performances at the Shakespeare’s Globe is now a West End sensation! You don’t want to miss this knockout play of female empowerment inspired by the #MeToo movement! Emilia Vaudeville Theatre tickets are selling fast! Book your Emilia tickets early and avoid disappointment!
Running time2hr 30min
Performance dates8 March - 1 June 2019
Please note Wednesday 24 April 2.30pm is a Parent and Baby performance. Customer without a child under 12 months in their party will not be admitted.
Emilia The Play to close two weeks early at the West End's Vaudeville Theatre
Despite rave reviews for Morgan Lloyd Malcolm's Emilia play, the acclaimed transfer from Shakespeare's Globe will be ending its Vaudeville Theatre run on Saturday, 1 June 2019. The Shakespearean what-if play, which tells the tale of the Victorian playwright's rumoured muse Emilia Bassano and features themes of female empowerment, was originally meant to close on 15 June 2019. Die-hard Shakespeare fans and London theatre completionists hoping to catch a glimpse of The Dark Lady onstage should book their Emilia tickets now to secure the best seats and prices.
30 Apr, 2019 | By Nicholas Ephram Ryan Daniels
Reviews / Features
London Theatre Review: Emilia at London's Vaudeville Theatre
Who was Emilia? Who or what does she represent? Was Emilia a sixteenth-century proto-feminist? Was Emilia ‘The Dark Lady’ in some of Shakespeare's sonnets? What is undisputed is that Emilia Lanier née Bossano was a highly intelligent and erudite woman who challenged the prevailing male hierarchy by publishing the first book of poems by an Englishwoman. As we are informed by one of the Emilias in the play, women were only permitted to write about religious matters, therefore on the face, her poetry reflected Christian orthodoxy. However, as illustrated in the play, it also provided a commentary on the position of women in society.
18 Apr, 2019 | By Sandra Howell
Reviews / Features
London Theatre Review: Emilia at the Vaudeville Theatre
Morgan Lloyd Malcolm’s play Emilia, transferred from the Shakespeare’s Globe, finally puts ‘The Dark Lady’ in the spotlight.
29 Mar, 2019 | By Shanine Salmon
News / Casting / New Shows + Transfers
Full casting announced for West End transfer of Emilia at the Vaudeville
Full casting has been announced for Morgan Lloyd Malcolm’s smash-hit new play, Emilia, which transfers to the West End’s Vaudeville Theatre from Shakespeare’s Globe on 8 March 2019. The play was recently featured on our list for the Top 5 most anticipated West End plays for 2019, and with a similar goal as the Theatre Royal Stratford East to make theatre more accessible to a broad audience, Emilia tickets are among the cheapest West End tickets that money can buy!
Meet the cast of the West End Emilia transfer and read our guide below on what to expect from this spectacular new play, written in the spirit of William Shakespeare.
14 Jan, 2019 | By Nicholas Ephram Ryan Daniels
News / New Shows + Transfers
Emilia transfers to the West End’s Vaudeville Theatre from Shakespeare’s Globe this spring
Morgan Lloyd Malcolm's critically lauded play that reimagines the life of Shakespeare’s alleged muse, Emilia, is set to transfer to London’s West End following its successful 11-performance run at Shakespeare’s Globe. The all-female production hits the Vaudeville Theatre in March. Emilia tickets are on sale now!
11 Dec, 2018 | By Nicholas Ephram Ryan Daniels