About Emilia

400 years ago Emilia Bassano wanted her voice to be heard. It wasn’t. Could she have been the “Dark Lady” of Shakespeare’s sonnets? What of her own poems? Why was her story erased from history? 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.

Celebrate women’s voices through the story of this trailblazing, forgotten woman. Stand up and be counted.

‘A fire-cracker production… a hit’ ★★★★ The Times

'Heartfelt and crowd pleasing' ★★★★ Evening Standard

‘told with verve and energy. . . a stirring show’ ★★★★ METRO

‘Morgan Lloyd Malcolm’s play roars into the West End’ ★★★★ The Stage

‘it rouses the audience right to their feet’ Time Out

‘highly entertaining’ Daily Telegraph 

Sandi Toksvig: ‘A fantastic mix of laughter and fury – just one of the best things I have seen in years’

Caitlin Moran: ‘It’s brilliant, it’s joyous, it’s beautiful, it’s Blackadder funny’

Mark Rylance: ‘a knockout show, so funny and incredibly moving’

Fiona Shaw: ‘It’s Saturday Night Live meets William Shakespeare’



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    Valid on all performances until 2 May 2019.
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    Valid on all performances until 2 May 2019.
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  • Save up to 29% - Price Band C

    Valid on all performances until 2 May 2019.
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Performance dates & times

You can book from 25-Apr-2019 to 15-Jun-2019.

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Vaudeville Theatre

Find out more about the venue for your show: Directions, Transport options and facilities.

Where is the theatre?

404 Strand London WC2R 0NH
  • Nearest Bus stop: (Strand) 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 87, 91, 139, 176
  • Parking: St Martin's Lane Hotel (5mins)
  • Nearest Night Bus: (Strand) 23, 139, 176, N6, N9, N11, N13, N15, N21, N26, N44, N47, N87, N89, N91, N155, N343, N551
  • Nearest Tube: Bakerloo, Northern
  • Directions:

    (5mins) Head out onto the main road Strand. Cross street where possible and go right 100 metres – it’s just after the Adelphi Theatre.

  • Nearest Station: Charing Cross

Available facilities

  • Air conditioned
  • Bar
  • Infrared hearing loop
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair accessible