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Winner of the Noel Coward Award for Best Entertainment or Comedy at the 2020 Olivier AwardsIn 1611 Emilia Bassano wrote a volume of radical, feminist and subversive poetry. It was one of the first published collections of poetry written by a woman in England. The little we know of Emilia Bassano is restricted to the possibility that she may have been the 'Dark Lady' of Shakespeare's Sonnets - and the rest of HerStory has been erased by History. Morgan has taken what we know of Bassano, and her poetry, to create this lively, witty play.
About the Author
Morgan Lloyd Malcolm's is a playwright and screenwriter. Her play Belongings was produced at the Hampstead Theatre and Trafalgar Studios in 2011 and was shortlisted for The Charles Wintour Most Promising Playwright Award. This was followed in 2015 by another hit play at Hampstead Theatre, The Wasp, which also transferred to Trafalgar Studios. Other stage work includes commissions for The Old Vic, Clean Break and Firehouse Productions. She has co-written several acclaimed immersive site specific plays with Katie Lyons for Look Left Look Right and was part of the writing team for four of the Lyric Hammersmith's pantomimes from 2009-2012 and wrote (solo) the Bolton Octagon's Christmas plays for 2013 and 2014. In 2016 Morgan was selected for the BBC TV Drama Writers Programme.