Emilia is a new play about the extraordinary Emilia Bassano: poet, mother, feminist and Shakespeare’s reputed muse. Our all-female cast will finally reveal the life of this remarkable woman whose story has been erased by history.
21 New Globe Walk
Post code:SE1 9DT
Tickets:Yard (standing) £5 | Gallery (seated) from £22. Under 18s – £3 off all seats in the Globe Theatre
To get 2-for-1 tickets (either standing or seated) to any performance from 10-15 August inclusive, simply enter and apply the promotional code Emilia50 before selecting tickets in multiples of two.
Alternatively, please call our box office on 020 7401 9919 or pop round to our box office counter at 21 New Globe Walk.
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Description‘Men, who forgetting they were born of women, nourished of women, and if they were not of the means of women, they would be quite extinguished out of the world, and a final end of them all; do like vipers deface the wombs wherein they were bred.’ In 1611 Emilia Bassano penned these words to her ‘Vertuous Reader’, as part of a volume of radical, feminist and subversive poetry. It was also the first published collection 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. Commissioned specifically for Shakespeare’s Globe, and with an all-female cast, this world premiere will reveal the life of Emilia: poet, mother and feminist. This time, the focus will be on this exceptional woman who managed to outlive all the men the history books tethered her to. This play contains adult themes.
By Bus:Local routes include:
45, 63, 100 to Blackfriars Bridge
15, 17 to Cannon Street
11, 15, 17, 23, 26, 76 to Mansion House
381 , RV1 to Southwark Street
344 to Southwark Bridge Road
By Tube:The local stations are Blackfriars on the District and Circle Lines (10 minute walk) Mansion House on the District and Circle Lines (10 minute walk), London Bridge on the Northern and Jubilee Lines (15 minute walk), Southwark on the Jubilee Line (15 minute walk), and St Paul's on the Central Line (15 minute walk).
By Train:The major local stations are Blackfriars (10 minute walk) London Bridge (15 minute walk), Cannon Street (15 minute walk) and Waterloo (25 minute walk).
Access for wheelchair users
If steps outside no more than 3
Large print available
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