How to Win Against History

How to Win Against History $14.99

Seiriol Davies

Published by Oberon

3 Male 0 Female

A fierce and fabulous costume drama musical about Henry Cyril Paget, the 5th Marquis of Anglesey

Born in 1875, he was poised to inherit the Empire

Instead he burned brightly

And briefly

And transvestitely

He blew his family's vast wealth putting on sparkling, diamond-studded plays

Starring himself

To 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 existed

This is an hilarious, riches-to-rags musical extravaganza about being too weird for the world

And desperately not wanting it to forget you

The critics adored it ...


"A work of genius" ~ The Sunday Telegraph ★★★★★

"Deliriously entertaining" ~ ★★★★★

"So good. Must see. Kill to inherit a ticket" ~ Postcards from the Gods ★★★★★

"Gleeful, ludicrous a larky collision of Gilbert & Sullivan and Monty Python" ~ Time Out ★★★★★

"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 ★★★★★

Runs about 70 minutes

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