Last Chance to see this 'glorious blaze of passion and fury… richly funny’ play - The Times.

Emilia tells the story of the trailblazing Emilia Bassano, one of the first female English poets to be published in 1611. 

A contemporary of Shakespeare’s, thought to be the ‘dark lady’ of his sonnets, she was herself a talented poet, teacher, mother, writer, wife and lover.

But what of her own poems? Why was her story erased from history? For 400 years her story has been forgotten. 

Now in a play full of music and song, an all-female company bring Emilia's story to life and through one woman's story, celebrate women's voices across the centuries.

Following overwhelming critical acclaim at Shakespeare’s Globe, Emilia is playing at the Vaudeville Theatre on the Strand for a Limited Run until 1 June 2019

If you think you know everything about Shakespeare, Emilia will have you second-guessing.

The competition

For your chance to win a pair of tickets, valid until 31 May, simply sign up for the Historic Houses weekly e-newsletter by following the button below. The winner will be selected from those on the mailing list at 09:30am on Wednesday 22nd May and will be contacted by email. Make sure to check your inbox that day or, given the short window of availability, we may need to find a new winner.


Terms & Conditions: One member will win a pair of tickets, valid for performances until 31 May, subject to availability. No cash alternative. Travel and accommodation not included.