DIRECTED BY MICHAEL OAKLEY.
7 October 2023
“Famous and respectable? Can a woman be both?”
Emma Hamilton is the name on everyone’s lips. Her Attitudes are the latest dance craze sweeping Europe, inspiring a generation of artists from Romney to Goethe. But Emma doesn’t want to be somebody’s muse – she wants to be the somebody. With rumours of Nelson’s imminent arrival swirling around Naples, Emma knows exactly which pose to strike to catch his attention and leave her mark on history. Or so she thinks…
The extraordinary life of Emma Hamilton bursts out of the history books and onto the stage in this witty and vivacious world premiere. April De Angelis reunites with director Michael Oakley to set the record straight on one of the most famous figures in Georgian society. Olivier Award-nominated Caroline Quentin stars alongside her daughter Rose Quentin, and Riad Richie.
Emma Hamilton (1815)/ Mrs Cadogan
Emma Hamilton (1798)/ Horatia
Composer & Sound Designer
Assistant Stage Manager
“Caroline Quentin is perfection”
“An absolute treat”
“As entertaining as it is enlightening”
“A subtle and nuanced production that suits this studio space like a custom-made pair of gloves”
“Well worth a watch”
“This autumn gets off to a flying start at Jermyn Street Theatre”