How to Win Against History is a hilarious, ripped-up musical about expectations, manliness, disappointment and being totally fabulous.
“A work of genius”
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 aged 29, his family burned every record of him, and carried on as though he'd never existed.
How To Win Against History is 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.
WINNER: The Stage Edinburgh Award 2016
WINNER: Wales Theatre Award for Best Touring Production 2018
Written and composed by Seiriol Davies, directed by Alex Swift, devised by the company, cast: Seiriol Davies, Matthew Blake, Dylan Townley, musical direction by Dylan Townlely.
How to Win Against History has been supported by Cyngor Celfyddydau Cymru; Arts Council England; Pontio, Bangor; The Young Vic and Ovalhouse, London.
Performance starts 8.30pm
Age guidance: 16+
Includes strong language
Running time: Approximately 75 minutes (no interval)
Seat allocation on arrival
A Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru and Os Nad Nawr production, in association with the National Eisteddfod of Wales, with support from Wales Millennium Centre and University of South Wales
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By Wyn Mason