HOW TO WIN AGAINST HISTORY
by Seiriol Davies (pronounced SAY-ree-oll)
directed by Alex Swift
UK Tour 2017
Based on the charred remains of a true story...
"How to Win Against History" is a fierce, fabulous new costume drama musical about Henry Cyril Paget, the cross-dressing 5th Marquis of Anglesey. Born in 1875, poised to inherit the Empire, he instead burned briefly, brightly and transvestitely; blowing his godlike wealth putting on glittering, diamond-studded plays. With him in.
When he died at 29, his family burnt every trace of his life, and carried on like he'd never existed. Seiriol Davies and director Alex Swift (both of Caroline Horton & Co's “Mess”) bring you a hilarious, ripped-up extravaganza about being too weird for the world, but desperately not wanting it to forget you.
It opened at the Edinburgh Fringe 2016, to a TOTAL SELLOUT run, showered with a glitterbomb of review stars.