Áine Flanagan Productions, Seiriol Davies & Young Vic

How to Win Against History



15 - 18 Nov, 7.30pm
Matinee 18 Nov, 2pm


Concessions £2 off
Under 25 Half Price

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70m (no interval)

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  • Cast & Team

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Henry Cyril Paget, 5th Marquis of Anglesey, was one of the Earth’s wealthiest men, until he lost it all by being too damn fabulous. Seiriol Davies’s fierce, hilarious, tragi-gorgeous, ripped-up new musical about being too weird for the world (but desperately not wanting it to forget you) was the solid gold, sparkly-diamond-studded hit of the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe. It now comes to Cardiff in proud association with Pontio, Bangor.

Show Times

Wednesday 15 November 7.30pm
Thursday 16 November 7.30pm
Friday 17 November 7.30pm
Saturday 18 November 2pm
Saturday 18 November 7.30pm


★★★★ “Seiriol Davies’s sparkling piece of musical theatre...snappily directed by Alex Swift” The Times

★★★★ “Clever chamber opera of crackpot fabulousness, high camp and unexpected poignancy” The Guardian

★★★★★ "This musical about a cross-dressing Marquess is a work of genius" The Daily Telegraph

★★★★ “Gleeful, ludicrous - a larky collision of Gilbert & Sullivan and Monty Python” Time Out

Cast & Team

Written and Composed by Seiriol Davies

Director Alex Swift

Devised by the Company

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