Emilia at Vaudeville Theatre tickets
Emilia at Vaudeville Theatre tickets

Emilia tickets from £25.00

Tickets from £25.00


After wowing audiences and totting up rave reviews, the Shakespeare’s Globe production of Emilia receives its well-deserved West End transfer. This new play by Morgan Lloyd Malcolm tells the extraordinary tale of Emilia Bassano, a British poet living 400 years ago and whose fight for education and equality is the stuff of legends. The production runs at Vaudeville Theatre from 8 March 2019 until 1 June 2019.

Bassano is often credited with being England’s first feminist writer and is thought to have been a muse to William Shakespeare, leaving behind an immortal presence within the characters in his plays. She was a theological pioneer, the founder of a school and a mother besides. Thanks to the myriad letters, legal records and poems she left behind, her life is well documented.

Morgan Lloyd Malcolm wrote Emilia specifically for Shakespeare's Globe, marking the first original commission by Michelle Terry as new Artistic Director. A playwright and screenwriter, Malcolm has written for Soho Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company/Clean Break Theatre, Hampstead Theatre and others. Among her most critically acclaimed plays are Belongings and The Wasp.

Fittingly, the production features an all-female creative team. Direction comes from Nicole Charles, musical composition is by Bill Barclay, choreography is courtesy of Anna Morrissey, while design and costumes are the work of Joanna Scotcher.

The West End run stars Saffron Coomber, Adelle Leonce, and Clare Perkins as the Emilias. Further casting includes Nadia Albina, Jackie Clune, Jenni Maitland, Anna Andresen, Sarah Seggari, Charity Wakefield, Sophie Stone, Carolyn Pickles, Amanda Wilkin and Tanika Yearwood.

The Stage noted that, "Emilia is a play that transcends time, and place, to find meaning and relevance in a world far removed from its own". Don’t miss this second chance to catch it when it plays a season at the West End’s Vaudeville Theatre from 8 March 2019 until 1 June 2019.

Recommended for

Lovers of Shakespeare, English Renaissance, feminist stories and medieval history won't want to miss this beguiling play.

Age Recommendations: Recommended 11+

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Dates and times

Running time: Approx 2 hours 30 mins
Opened: 08 Mar 2019
Booking from: 25 May 2019
Booking until: 15 Jun 2019

Next available performances

Saturday 25 May 20192:30pm7:30pm
Tuesday 28 May 2019--7:30pm
Wednesday 29 May 20192:30pm7:30pm
Thursday 30 May 2019--7:30pm
Friday 31 May 2019--7:30pm
Saturday 01 Jun 20192:30pm7:30pm

Location and map

Vaudeville Theatre
The Strand
London, WC2R 0NH

113 Reviews Add review

PLEASE GO SEE THIS PLAY. The writing, the actors, the staging, the lighting, the music, the passion is all phoneminal. I hope this... More

oliviaseidler 5"3, 4 reviews, 0 helpful votes

I fear there will never be another play quite like Emilia. It is a rallying cry that society needs, and it will stir feelings in you... More

jessiehonnor 7 reviews, 0 helpful votes

I saw this show a few weeks ago now - I absolutely adored it, so much so that I immediately bought the play text after the show. It's... More

bowerhe 5'6, 44 reviews, 0 helpful votes

It is the greatest piece of theatre I have seen in a long time. Definitely changing the game and offering new perspectives. It is both... More

saracasalengua 160cm, 50 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Best thing I've ever seen. So powerful. So real. So necessary. So funny. Perfectly portrayed and just such a overwhelming production. More

francescawarren 24 reviews, 0 helpful votes

The show was very powerful and overwhelming at quite a few points during the performance. By the end I was speechless

sarahward 5 foot, 273 reviews, 1 helpful vote

An incredibly powerful play with some ingenious, refreshing staging. A terrific finale which left you desperate to give them a standing... More

bryonyjameson 5"7, 85 reviews, 2 helpful votes

Absolutely fantastic - bawdy and rousing performance delivering a strong message still relevant today. The staging and acting were... More

claremcsheaffrey 5'2, 18 reviews, 0 helpful votes

rikkiONshow 178cm, 224 reviews, 5 helpful votes