How to Win Against History
An Áine Flanagan Productions, Seiriol Davies and Young Vic co-production
Monday - Saturday: 7.45pm (except 23 Dec)
Wednesday and Saturday Matinees: 2.45pm (except 2 & 6 Dec)
Run time: approx. 80 minutes
Previews: (30 Nov - 4 Dec) £10
“Seiriol Davies’s sparkling piece of musical theatre...snappily directed by Alex Swift”
“Clever chamber opera of crackpot fabulousness, high camp and unexpected poignancy”
"This musical about a cross-dressing Marquess is a work of genius"
The Daily Telegraph
“Gleeful, ludicrous - a larky collision of Gilbert & Sullivan and Monty Python”
“Hilarious. Seiriol Davies is a joy”
The 5th Marquis of Anglesey was one of the world's wealthiest men until he lost it all by being too damn fabulous.
A riches-to-rags story becomes a hilarious, ripped-up musical in an outrageous performance by Seiriol Davies and the company.
Cast and Creatives
Direction Alex Swift | Design Verity Quinn | Light Dan Saggars | Musical Direction Dylan Townley | Dramaturgy Eve Leigh
With Matthew Blake, Seiriol Davies, Dylan Townley
Direction Alex Swift
Design Verity Quinn
Light Dan Saggars
Musical Direction Dylan Townley
Dramaturgy Eve Leigh
Matthew Blake, Seiriol Davies, Dylan Townley
Read all about how the 5th Marquess of Anglesey had car exhausts that sprayed perfume, covered his naked bride in jewels and spent £43m on fancy dress in The Daily Mail here
ITV caught up with Seiriol Davies to talk about the award-winning How to Win Against History. Watch it here
The story of Britain's most eccentric aristocrat is being told onstage at the Young Vic! Read all about Fifth Marquess of Anglesey's over-the-top antics in The Telegraph's feature here
Actor-director Seiriol Davies tells The Sunday Times why he decided to take the story of the ‘Dancing Marquess’ of Anglesey to the stage. Read his interview here.
How To Win Against History makes it into Evening Standards 10 of the best shows making their way to London this year. Read more.
Seiriol Davies' musical How to Win Against History was an 'overnight sensation' at the Edinburgh Festival in 2016 and is part of the Young Vic's 2017 season. Read more on What's On Stage.
7 Dec, 7.45pm
Safe space performance
19 Dec, 7.45pm
Audio described performance
20 Dec, 2.45pm