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How to Win Against History
Information for How to Win Against History at The Young Vic, West End (Play). Based on the charred remains of a true story. The 5th Marquis of Anglesey was one of the wealthiest men who ever lived. He burned brightly, briefly and transvestitely at the end of the 19th Century, blowing his family's colossal fortune on diamond frocks, lilac-dyed poodles, putting on amazing plays to which nobody came, touring Germany performing the inexplicable "Famous Electric Butterfly Dance", and generally desperately trying to make himself a legend. After he died at 29, his family, in vengeance, burned every proof they could find that he existed, 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: Hedwig and the Angry Inch meets Noises Off in a ballgown. 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. Maria
Performers Matthew Blake, Seiriol Davies, Dylan Townley.
Book by Seiriol Davies. Music Seiriol Davies. Lyrics Seiriol Davies. Producer Seiriol Davies. Producer Aine Flanagan Productions. Producer Young Vic. Director Alex Swift. Design Verity Quinn. Lighting Dan Saggars. Musical Director Dylan Townley. Dramaturg Eve Leigh.

How to Win Against History

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Thursday, 30th November 2017 to Saturday, 23rd December 2017. Open 30th Nov 17.
Mon-Sat 19:45 (except Dec 23). Wed, Sat Mats 14:45
07 December 2017 19:45 - Captioned
20 December 2017 14:45 - Audio Described

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How to Win Against History at The Young Vic, West EndQTix Codes:
Listing: L01578356596
Production: T287461533
Event: S050880353
Venue: V245
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