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Áine Flanagan Productions, Seiriol Davies and the Young Vic present presents

How To Win Against History

The 5th Marquis of Anglesey burned brightly, briefly and transvestitely at the end of the 19th Century, blowing his family’s colossal fortune on diamond frocks, lilac-­dyed poodles and putting on simply amazing plays to which nobody came. After he died at 29, his family burned every record of him, and carried on as though he never was.

A hilarious, ripped-up new extravaganza by Seiriol Davies about being too weird for the world, but desperately not wanting it to forget you.

★★★★★ “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” – Time Out

Want to know more about Seiriol Davies?

Seiriol has trained with Thomas Prattki at LISPA, and has since forged a career writing, composing and performing with companies like Punchdrunk, You Need Me, and Temper Temper. Mess, which he created with Caroline Horton & Co, premiered in 2012, winning awards including The Stage Award for Acting Excellence and an Argus Angel.
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