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How to Win Against History

How to Win Against History

Devised by the Company
Book, Music and Lyrics by Seiriol Davies
Direction Alex Swift

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)

£20, £25

Previews: (30 Nov - 4 Dec) £10

The Maria

★★★★  “Seiriol Davies’s sparkling piece of musical theatre...snappily directed by Alex Swift” The Times

★★★★ “Clever chamber opera of crackpot fabulousness, high camp and unexpected poignancy” The Guardian

★★★★★ "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

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


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. Read more about the Young Vic's 2017 season including How to Win Against History on The Stage, Theatre.London and Official Theatre London 

Captioned performance 7 Dec, 7.45pm 

Safe space performance 19 Dec, 7.45pm

Audio described performance 20 Dec, 2.45pm

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