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How to Win Against History archiveBased 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.
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

How to Win Against History (Play) production archive for QTIX code T287461533. Details of all How to Win Against History archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S050880353

Archive Listings

30 Nov 17
to
23 Dec 17
The Young Vic
West End
Greater London
23 Nov 17South Street Arts Centre
Reading
Berkshire
15 Nov 17
to
18 Nov 17
Sherman Theatre
Cardiff
Glamorgan
10 Nov 17
to
11 Nov 17
Northern Stage
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear
2 Nov 17
to
11 Nov 17
The Wardrobe Theatre
Bristol
City of Bristol
31 Oct 17
to
1 Nov 17
Arts Centre
Aberystwyth
Ceredigion
19 Oct 17The Dukes
Lancaster
Lancashire
14 Oct 17
to
15 Oct 17
Home Theatre (formerly Cornerhouse)
Manchester
Greater Manchester
3 Aug 17
to
27 Aug 17
Assembly George Square
Edinburgh
Edinburgh

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