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Morgan Lloyd Malcom’s new play Emilia transfers to London’s Vaudeville Theatre in March after a short critically-acclaimed run at Shakespeare’s Globe this summer.

The play is based upon the untold story of Elizabethan poet Emilia Bassano, who is suspected to be the 'Dark Lady' of Shakespeare's sonnets.
Emilia is a woman who in 1609 wanted education, equality, opportunity, and respect. Centuries on, Emilia and her sisters reach out to us with passion, fury, laughter, and song.

Emilia is written by Morgan Lloyd Malcomwho has written for the Old Vic, Clean Break, and Firehouse Productions. Her play, Belongings (Hampstead Theatre, Trafalgar Studios) was shortlisted for The Charles Wintour Most Promising Playwright Award. In 2015, her other hit play The Wasp also transferred from the Hampstead to Trafalgar Studios.

Direction comes from Nicole Charles, who was a finalist for the Genesis Future Director Award 2018. Charles recently directed Glutathione at the Young Vic and has assistant directed many productions including The Jungle (Young Vic), The Goat or, Who is Sylvia? (Theatre Royal Haymarket), and Imogen (Shakespeare's Globe).

Hailed as an “extraordinarily rousing new play” by The Independent, Emilia is produced by an all-female team. Saffron Coomber, Adelle Leonce, and Clare Perkins plays the Emilias. The cast also includes Nadia Albina, Anna Andresen, Jackie Clune, SJenni Maitland, Carolyn Pickles, Sarah Seggari, Sophie Stone, Charity Wakefield, Amanda Wilkin and Tanika Yearwood.

A show that aims to inspire and unite, Emilia opens on 8 March (International Women’s Day), and is booking until Saturday 15 June.

Child Friendly?

The age recommendation for Emilia is 11+.

Seating Tips

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