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by Morgan Lloyd Malcolm

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First performed at Shakespeare’s Globe and then in London’s West End, Karen Tomlin directs Morgan Lloyd Malcolm’s critically acclaimed, triple Olivier-award winning play. 

Why was Emilia Bassano’s story erased from history? Was she the “Dark Lady” of Shakespeare’s sonnets? 

400 years ago Emilia wanted her voice to be heard when it wasn’t. Now’s the time to stand up and be counted.   

Emilia and her sisters transcend centuries with passion, fury, laughter and song in this riotous reclaiming of the life of an extraordinary woman. 

Please note, this production contains strong language as well as themes and/or depictions of childbirth, infant mortality and domestic violence.

Promoted by Guildhall School of Music & Drama

A recording of this production will be available to watch online for free after the performances (broadcast dates to be announced). 

‘Emilia is a play that transcends time and place. It is a memory, a dream, a feeling‘
The Stage

Access Performance

Wednesday 20 October at 7.30pmAudio-described performance and touch tour (from 6pm) for blind or visually impaired people.

To book for the audio-described performance and touch tour, please book with the Barbican Box Office by phone on 020 3855 4745 or email [email protected].

The audio description will be delivered live by Guildhall School Production Arts student Darcey Robinson via headsets to the blind and visually impaired audience members. The touch tour is a chance to visit the set, feel the props, and enhance your enjoyment of the show, and will also involve a chance to meet the actors and hear their voices.

Listen to the introductory notes on Soundcloud, or download the recorded introductory notes (.m4a, 10mb).

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