West End sensation (originally from Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre) EMIL!A is now available online until 2 December.
1609. I AM EMILIA.
WRITER. WIFE. LOVER. MOTHER. MUSE.
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.
You can now watch online the archive recording of the ground-breaking, Olivier Award nominated, West End transfer of EMILIA.
Tickets are available on a Pay What You Can basis, starting at just £1.
Captioned and Audio Described recordings are available.
The Emilia company says “We want you to be able to enjoy this recording of EMILIA, regardless of your financial circumstances. So we are inviting you to pay what you can, from as little as £1.
If you can pay more, please do.
Proceeds will be shared by the brilliant, hard-working team of people who made this show, including actors, designers, backstage crew and a brilliant, all-female creative team whose jobs have disappeared with theatres across the country closed indefinitely.
So please, pay what you can.
Please note: This is an archive recording using a two-camera setup which was not specifically designed for public broadcast, so please be understanding if any technical limitations become apparent.
Guidance: Please note that the production contains strong language and covers the subject of infant mortality.
You can access EMILIA here