Fri 17 Feb 7.30pm
Sat 18 Feb 7.30pm
Mon 20 Feb 7.30pm
Tue 21 Feb 7.30pm
Wed 22 Feb 7.30pm
Thu 23 Feb 2.00pm & 7.30pm
Fri 24 Feb 7.30pm
Sat 25 Feb 2.00pm & 7.30pm

2hrs 30 (Including Interval)
St Paul’s Church, BS2 8SJ
Ages 11+
Contains swearing & adult themes 

Circomedia is delighted to welcome Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and Emilia to our stage in February. It’s 1611 and, at the age of 42, Emilia Bassano becomes the first woman to have her poetry published in England. For centuries, history has overlooked this achievement in favour of her male contemporaries. Until 400+ years later, that is- time to listen up folks, her story is gonna make history!

Morgan Lloyd Malcom’s triple Olivier Award-winning comedy storms into Bristol in February. A concoction of historical inspiration and imagination, this period romp charts our heroine’s journey from young courtier to a radical writer, well-versed in pushing the boundaries of a stiff society. With direction from the highly acclaimed Sally Cookson (A Monster Calls, The Old Vic; Peter Pan, National Theatre), this galvanising and riotous production vividly transforms Emilia’s life from page to stage, whilst giving voice to generations of silenced and exploited communities.

Written by Morgan Lloyd Malcolm
Directed by Sally Cookson


The seating configuration for our performances is flexible, but as standard, our main seating area is raked. The front rows are level and accessible, and aisle seats are available. Please get in touch to reserve seats in these rows are required.

Please note that seating in our Gallery is accessed via a flight of stairs and is not accessible for audience members who may find stairs difficult or impractical.

Wheelchair and Step-Free Entrance
We have ramped access to our auditorium and level access to our toilets. If you require a wheelchair space or step-free access to your seat in our auditorium then please let us know in advance of the performance. Simply give us a call on 0117 924 7615 or email boxoffice@circomedia.com.

Wheelchair and step-free access can be found at our side entrance. We use What 3 Words to give you an exact location on a map. Follow the link below to find this entrance.

Side Entrance Exact Location: https://what3words.com/mostly.ledge.chop

Main Entrance: Stepped Access

For performances, our main double doors serve as the principle entrance. This entrance consists of three steps up to the Box Office foyer, and three further steps up to the main building. We use What 3 Words to give you an exact location on a map. Follow the link below to find this entrance.

Main Entrance Exact Location: https://what3words.com/total.offer.native