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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.
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.
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