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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, lilac­dyed 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.

How to Win Against History is a hilarious, ripped ­up musical about expectations, manliness, disappointment and being totally fabulous. A frothy, glossy costume drama about the stories we tell to convince ourselves it’s all going well, and the moments we realise it’s not.

Book, Music and Lyrics by Seiriol Davies  

Starring Seiriol Davies, Matthew Blake, Dylan Townley

Design by Verity Quinn

Devised by The Company

Dramaturgy by Eve Leigh

Directed by Alex Swift

Produced by 

Áine Flanagan Productions

Lighting by Dan Saggars

Movement by Bert Roman

Developed with Ovalhouse

"How to Win Against History"  has been supported by Cyngor Celfyddydau Cymru; Arts Council England; Pontio, Bangor; The Young Vic and Ovalhouse, London

 WINNER 

The Stage Edinburgh Award 2016

TOTAL SELLOUT 

Edinburgh Fringe

2016 & 2017

★★★★

THE GUARDIAN​

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TIME OUT

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BROADWAY BABY​

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THE STAGE

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WHAT'S ON STAGE

 WINNER

Wales Theatre Award

"Best Touring Production"2018

NOMINATED

UK Theatre Award

"Best Performance in a Musical"

Seiriol Davies

 

★★★★★

POSTCARDS FROM THE GODS

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THE TIMES

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THE LIST​

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MORNING STAR