A work of genius The Telegraph★ ★ ★ ★ ★
The 5th Marquis of Anglesey burned brightly, briefly and transvestitely at the end of the 19th Century, blowing his family’s colossal fortune on diamond frocks, lilac-dyed poodles and putting on simply amazing plays to which nobody came. After he died at 29, his family burned every record of him, and carried on as though he never was.
How to Win Against History is a hilarious, ripped-up musical about expectations, manliness, disappointment and being totally fabulous. A frothy, glossy costume drama about the stories we tell to convince ourselves it’s all going well, and the moments we realise it’s not.
Following a sell-out tour of the UK, two sell out Edinburgh Festival Fringe's and an extended run at London’s Young Vic Theatre, this multi-award-winning production comes to the Civic as part of Dublin Theatre Festival.
Supported by The British Council Wales
Presented by Civic Theatre in association with Dublin Theatre Festival.
Written and Composed by Seiriol Davies
Devised by the company
Directed by Alex Swift
Design: Verity Quinn
Lighting Design: Dan Saggars
Musical Direction: Dylan Townley
Cast: Matthew Blake, Seiriol Davies and Dylan Townley
Comparisons to the Broadway smash Hamilton are inevitable The Stage★ ★ ★ ★ ★
25 Sept, 8pm
26 Sept, 8pm
27 Sept, 5pm & 8pm
75 mins. No interval.
26 Sept, post-show. With members of the company.