World Premiere




7 September -
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.







Caroline Quentin
Emma Hamilton (1815)/ Mrs Cadogan
British Comedy Award winner, and Olivier Award Nominee Caroline’s many television roles have ranged from Men Behaving Badly, Jonathan Creek and Strictly Come Dancing. She recently starred onstage in the National Theatre’s Jack Absolute Flies Again.
Rose Quentin
Emma Hamilton (1798)/ Horatia
Rose recently created the role of Katrina Van Tassel in the stage version of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. She has most recently appeared on tour in Mrs Warren’s Profession.
Riad Richie
Riad has most recently appeared at Birmingham Rep and on tour with Of Mice and Men. He can be seen in films including iBoy and Cinderella.

April de Angelis
Michael Oakley
Fotini Dimou
Christopher Nairne
Lighting Designer
Beth Duke
Composer & Sound Designer
Mandy Demetriou
Brigitte Adela
Assistant Director
Summer Keeling
Stage Manager
Morgan Toole
Assistant Stage Manager
Morrell and Bert Ltd
Production Carpenter


“Caroline Quentin is perfection”
The Observer
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“An absolute treat”
PocketSize Theatre
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“As entertaining as it is enlightening”
West End Best Friend
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“A subtle and nuanced production that suits this studio space like a custom-made pair of gloves”
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“Well worth a watch”
The Spy in the Stalls
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“This autumn gets off to a flying start at Jermyn Street Theatre”
London Theatre Reviews
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