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.
★★★★★‘A work of genius’ The Telegraph
★★★★★‘Comparisons to the Broadway smash Hamilton are inevitable’ The Stage
★★★★ The Guardian
★★★★ Time Out
★★★★ The Times
★★★★ The List
Supported by The British Council Wales
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.
Cast & Creative Team
Written and Composed by Seiriol Davies
Devised by the company
Directed by Alex Swift
Design by Verity Quinn
Lighting Design by Dan Saggars
Musical Direction: Dylan Townley
Cast: Matthew Blake, Seiriol Davies and Dylan Townley