Emilia
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Emilia

Vaudeville Theatre · 08 MAR - 15 JUN

Stand up alongside her and be counted.

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13 March 2019  ·  Follow on Stagedoor
“I didn’t catch this show when it was at the Globe so I am really looking forward to seeing Morgan Lloyd Malcolm’s show that had women crowding out the Globe last summer. It’s the story of Emilia Bassano who, 400 years ago, was determined to get her voice heard. All power to the all-female team of producers who have brought this show into the West End and let’s hope it brings both the house and patriarchy down.”
“This was the first piece of new writing in Michelle Terry’s inaugural season at the Globe back in August. It's the story of Emilia Bassano, England’s first professional female poet. It impressed critics & audiences the first time around and its opening at the Vaudeville Theatre has got a lot of people excited.”

Overview

1609
I AM EMILIA.
Writer. Wife. Lover. Mother. Muse.
I am unheard.
I want education, equality, opportunity, respect. For us all.
We want choice.
We want a voice.

2019
WE ARE EMILIA.
400 years ago Emilia Bassano wanted her voice to be heard. It wasn’t. Her story is still our story.

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.

Times are finally changing. Not fast enough. It’s up to you. We are all Emilia.

Stand up alongside her and be counted.

Critic reviews

Morgan Lloyd Malcolm’s glorious play roars into the West End

The Stage

Ambition, intensity and rebellion in this heartfelt call to arms

Evening Standard

This is a play that speaks to today, as a woman finds her own story and the voice to tell it with

London Theatre

This feminist romp through the life of forgotten poet Emilia Bassano is unsubtle, but undeniably fun

Time Out

Good intentions cannot disguise the plodding quality of much of the writing

The Arts Desk

A galvanising slice of agit prop for the #MeToo generation

The Telegraph

Date & time

Until 15 Jun
Fri 8 Mar - Sat 15 Jun, 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Venue

Vaudeville Theatre
404 Strand WC2R 0NH London, UK · Get Directions
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