‘How to Win Against History’ is based on Sir Henry Cyril Paget, one of the Earth’s wealthiest men, until he lost it all by being too damn fabulous. The 5th Marquis of Anglesey blew his family’s colossal fortune on diamond frocks, lilac-dyed poodles and putting on simply amazing plays to which nobody came, causing a very 19th century scandal. His fabulous flame burned brightly, briefly and transvestitely until he died at just 29, after which his outraged family destroyed every record of him ever having had existed.
Hilarious, tragi-gorgeous, ripped-up new musical is a true story of being too weird for the world but desperately not wanting it to forget you. A frothy, glossy costume drama musical about expectations, manliness, disappointment and the stories we tell to convince ourselves it’s all going well, and the moments we realise it’s not.
How To Win Against History was the solid gold, sparkly-diamond-studded hit of Edinburgh Fringe 2016.
The musical is written by and starring Seiriol Davies who was nominated for Best Performance in a Musical at last year’s UK Theatre Awards. Find out more about Seiriol by clicking here.
Watch Seiriol’s interview where he talks about his motivation for writing the play and what Tallaght audiences can enjoy about what as been described as a “Deliriously Entertaining” Show
“A work of genius.”
★★★★★ The Daily Telegraph
“Gleeful, ludicrous – a larky collision of Gilbert & Sullivan and Monty Python.”
★★★★ Time Out
★★★★★ What’s On Stage
WINNER: The Stage Edinburgh Award & Broadway Baby Bobby
How to Win Against History
25 – 27 September
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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.
Presented by Áine Flanagan Productions and Seiriol Davies.
Running Time: 75 mins. No interval
Irish premiere, presented as part of Dublin Theatre Festival.