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Clare Perkins (Emilia 3), Saffron Coomber (Emilia 1) and Adelle Leonce (3) in Emilia at the Vaudeville Theatre. Photo credit Helen Murray.._Photo_credit_Helen_Murray._nxwgh1

Clare Perkins (Emilia 3), Saffron Coomber (Emilia 1) and Adelle Leonce (3) in Emilia at the Vaudeville Theatre. Photo credit Helen Murray.

First look: Emilia

Eleni Cashell

By Eleni Cashell Published 19 March 2019

The untold story of Emilia Bassano is finally being shared with audiences at the Vaudeville Theatre. To get you ready to hear her story, here’s an exciting first look of Emilia production photos of the show.

The cast of Emilia at the Vaudeville Theatre. Photo credit Helen Murray. (2)

Amanda Wilkin (Alphonso Lainer) in Emilia at the Vaudeville Theatre. Photo credit Helen Murray.

Charity Wakefield (William Shakespeare) and Clare Perkins (Emilia 3) in Emilia at the Vaudeville Theatre. Photo credit Helen Murray.

The cast of Emilia at the Vaudeville Theatre. Photo credit Helen Murray.

Saffron Coomber (Emilia 1), Adelle Leonce (Emilia 2) and Clare Perkins (Emilia 3) in Emilia at the Vaudeville Theatre. Photo credit Helen Murray.

Charity Wakefield (William Shakespeare) in Emilia at the Vaudeville Theatre. Photo credit Helen Murray.

Clare Perkins (Emilia 3) and Jackie Clune (Lord Thomas, Eve, Lady Helena) in Emilia at the Vaudeville Theatre. Photo credit Helen Murray.

Bassano was a writer, teacher, poet and mother said to have been ‘The Dark Lady’ of Shakespeare’s sonnets and one of literature’s first female voices – yet her story has gone untold for centuries until now. Directed by Nicole Charles, the show was a massive success when it first ran at Shakespeare’s Globe, playing to a packed-out venue for eleven nights. It was so successful that it’s transferring to the West End for a limited time only!

Saffron Coomber (Emilia 1) in Emilia at the Vaudeville Theatre. Photo credit Helen Murray.

Adelle Leonce (Emilia 2) in Emilia at the Vaudeville Theatre. Photo credit Helen Murray.

Jenni Maitland (Countess of Kent) in Emilia at the Vaudeville Theatre. Photo credit Helen Murray.

Nadia Albina (Lady Katherine Howard) and Sarah Seggari (Lady Cordelia) in Emilia at the Vaudeville Theatre. Photo credit Helen Murray.

The role of Emilia is played at different stages of her life by three actresses (Saffron Coomber, Adelle Leonce and Clare Perkins) supported by an all-female ensemble cast playing both male and female roles.

Saffron Coomber (Emilia 1) and Charity Wakefield (William Shakespeare) in Emilia at the Vaudeville Theatre. Photo credit Helen Murray (2)

Saffron Coomber (Emilia 1) and Samantha Sutherland (Ensemble) in Emilia at the Vaudeville Theatre. Photo credit Helen Murray.

The cast of Emilia at the Vaudeville Theatre. Photo credit Helen Murray (3)

Saffron Coomber (Emilia 1) and the cast of Emilia at the Vaudeville Theatre. Photo credit Helen Murray.

Saffron Coomber (Emilia 1) and Charity Wakefield (William Shakespere) in Emilia at the Vaudeville Theatre. Photo credit Helen Murray.

Emilia will run for a strictly limited run at the Vaudeville Theatre between 8 March – 15 June 2019. You can buy your tickets right here on Official London Theatre!

 

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