How to Win Against History: Annotated Script Edition

How to Win Against History: Annotated Script Edition

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A fierce and fabulous costume drama musical about Henry Cyril Paget, the 5th Marquis of Anglesey. Born in 1875, poised to inherit the Empire, he instead burned brightly, briefly and transvestitely; blowing his family's godlike wealth putting on sparkling, diamond-studded plays...with him in which nobody came. When he died, his family burnt every record of his life they could find, and carried on as though he'd never been. A hilarious, ripped-up new extravaganza by Seiriol Davies about being too weird for the world, but desperately not wanting it to forget you.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 130 x 210 x 12.7mm | 226.8g
  • Oberon Books Ltd
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • Annotated, Revised
  • Annotated, Revised
  • 1786822407
  • 9781786822406
  • 3,039,330

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A work of genius.' The Sunday Telegraph 'The thing is so good... Must see. Kill to inherit a ticket.' Postcards from the Gods 'May well be the first piece of genderpunk anti-imperialist musical theatre' Fest 'Stays with you long after the last keyboard chord has sounded.' Daily Telegraph 'This verbally intricate, witty show... tries on musical styles in the way that Henry himself tried on dresses and identities... like Henry himself, the show is a complete one-off: a little bit weird, totally absurd, often hilarious and very, very sparkly.' Guardian
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About Seiriol Davies

Seiriol (pronounced SAY-ree-oll) Davies grew up on Anglesey. He trained with Thomas Prattki at LISPA, and has since forged a career writing, composing and performing with companies like Punchdrunk, You Need Me, and Temper Temper. "Mess", which he created with Caroline Horton & Co, premiered in 2012, winning awards including The Stage Award for Acting Excellence and an Argus Angel. He is currently working with Ice & Fire and Boundless Theatre (nee Company of Angels).
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