Morgan Lloyd Malcolm
The Sainsbury Theatre, LAMDA
Monday 14 February at 7:30pm
Tuesday 15 February at 7:30pm
Wednesday 16 February at 7:30pm
Thursday 17 February at 2pm**
Thursday 17 February at 7:30pm*
* This performance will be livestreamed.
Please note the livestream has changed to Thursday 17 February at 7:30pm. Our Box Office will be in contact with those who had previously booked.
** The matinee performance on 17 February will be a relaxed performance. Find out more.
About the show
'In 1611 Emilia Bassano penned these words to her 'Vertuous Reader', as part of a volume of radical, feminist and subversive poetry. It was one of the first published collections of poetry written by a woman in England. The little we know of Emilia Bassano is restricted to the possibility that she may have been the Dark Lady of Shakespeare's Sonnets - and the rest of her story has been erased by History'.
The running time is to be confirmed and will include an interval.
Morgan is a playwright and screenwriter. Morgan was commissioned by The Globe to write Emilia which became a hit show in summer 2018 before transferring to the West End in 2019, winning three Olivier awards. Morgan is adapting three of her plays for film, including Emilia, and is working on a number of TV projects ranging from a book adaptation for Moonage and Gaumont to a comedy drama for Merman Films. She has worked extensively with Clean Break, a feminist theatre company working with women with experience of prison. Her commission Typical Girls, a play set in a women’s prison featuring the music of The Slits, ran at the Sheffield Crucible in Autumn 2021. Her new play Mum also recently ran at Plymouth Theatre Royal and Soho Theatre.
Morgan’s previous plays Belongings and The Wasp were both produced at the Hampstead Theatre and Trafalgar Studios. Belongings was shortlisted for The Charles Wintour Most Promising Playwright Award.
Ameera Conrad (she/they) is a theatre maker and performer born in Cape Town, South Africa. They are the Associate Director for Actors’ Touring Company and LAMDA, and an Associate Artist for the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain. Her directing credits include Gloria (LAMDA), Rice (Associate, Orange Tree Theatre), Family Tree (Associate, GDIF&ATC), In These Four Walls, Totally Over You, Kate Spencer Did A Good Thing (all ArtsEd, London), Pipeline (Assistant, Arcola Theatre) The Royale (Guildhall School of Music and Drama), co-curating The Fall during its tour from 2017-2018 (Edinburgh International Festival Fringe, Royal Court Theatre, St. Ann’s Warehouse, South African State Theatre, Galway International Arts Festival, Melbourne Arts Centre, Festival Arts Bordeaux, and Studio Theatre), Towers (Guildhall School of Music and Drama), Reparation (South African National Arts Festival). She is an alumnus of the 2017 Lincoln Center Theater Director’s Lab, and a recipient of the Theatre Arts Admin Collective’s Emerging Theatre Director Bursary. She has won a Fleur du Cap Encore Award, Scotsman Fringe First Award, and The Stage Edinburgh Award. They have also won the Filipa Bragança award for best emerging solo performer at the Edinburgh Fringe (2019) and the Western Cape Department of Sports and Culture award for their contributions to theatre in South Africa (2018).
Contains themes of an adult nature, strong language, themes of racism, misogyny, sexual harassment, themes of child loss, suicide and domestic violence.
Lord Henry Carey / Judith / Priest
Margaret Johnson / Mary Sidney / Hester
Lady Helena / Lord Howard / Eve
Susan Bertie (Countess of Kent) / Mary / Bob / Lord Collins / Lady Anne
Lady Katherine / Desdemona (Othello)
Lady Margaret Clifford / Midwife / Man 1
William Shakespeare / Man 2
Lord Alphonso Lanier / Emilia (Othello)
Lady Cordelia / Flora / Dave
All other parts to be played by the company.
Deputy Stage Manager
Assistant Stage Managers
Deputy LX / Programmer
Production Sound Engineer
Deputy PSE / Livestreaming Manager
Jasmin Meara Wall