Emilia - Manchester School of Theatre


In 1611, Emilia Bassano wrote a volume of radical, feminist and subversive poetry. It was one of the first published collections of poetry written by a woman in England. The little we know of Emilia Bassano is restricted to the possibility that she may have been the 'Dark Lady' of Shakespeare's Sonnets – and the rest of her story has been erased by History.

Morgan Lloyd Malcolm has taken what we know of Bassano, and her poetry, to create this boisterous, witty, irreverent play, winner of the Noel Coward Award for Best Entertainment or Comedy at the 2020 Olivier Awards.


Thursday 13th October, 19:15

Friday 14th October, 14:00

Friday 14th October, 19:15

Saturday 15th October, 19:15