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Emilia's West End production to stream online this November

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A filmed version of Morgan Lloyd Malcolm's Emilia is to be streamed online.

An archive recording of the West End production will be released with pay-what-you-can pricing starting from £1 o watch.

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Money from the stream will be split between the show's team.

Malcolm said: "We are releasing a filmed version of our beloved production so that Emilia can provide much needed hope and inspiration during this most difficult of times for our industry. From the Globe to our West End run, Emilia's story has empowered audience members, provoked an unprecedented online feminist movement for a theatre production, and even inspired tattoos!

"Following the huge momentum around the Black Lives Matter movement, it felt the right time to make our show available to fans across the globe, writing Emilia Bassano into her rightful place in history.

"The effects of [the pandemic] have devastated the theatre industry, and holding our team in mind, including talented freelancers now completely out of work, we will be sharing profits amongst our amazing all-female creative team."

The play will be available to stream between November 10 and 24 with caption and audio-described streams both available. You can book tickets online here.

The cast features Nadia Albina, Anna Andresen, Christina Bloom, Jackie Clune, Saffron Coomber, Lauren Drennan, Eva Fontaine, Cora Kirk, Adelle Leonce, Jenni Maitland, Clare Perkins, Carolyn Pickles, Sarah Seggari, Sophie Stone, Samantha Sutherland, Rosanna Ter-Berg, Charity Wakefield, Amanda Wilkin and Tanika Yearwood.

Directed by Nicole Charles, the creative team is made up of Emilia designer Joanna Scotcher, lighting designer Zoe Spurr, sound designer Emma Laxton, choreography and movement director Anna Morrissey, composer Luisa Gerstein, musical director Yshani Perinpanayagam, fight directors Rachel Bown-Williams and Ruth Cooper-Brown of Rc-Annie Ltd, casting director Karishma Balani, voice coach Tess Dignan, assistant director Rafaella Marcus, assistant designer Amelia Jane Hankin, associate lighting designer Anna Reddyhoff, assistant choreographer Christina Fulcher, production manager Sacha Milroy, costume supervisor Sian Harriss and wig supervisor Jessica Plews.

A teaser for the play reads: "400 years ago Emilia Bassano wanted her voice to be heard. It wasn’t. Could she have been the “Dark Lady” of Shakespeare’s sonnets? What of her own poems? Why was her story erased from history?

"Emilia and her sisters reach out to us across the centuries with passion, fury, laughter and song. Listen to them. Let them inspire and unite us. Celebrate women’s voices through the story of this trailblazing, forgotten woman. Stand up and be counted."

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