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Hit Shakespeare's Globe Play EMILIA Optioned For A Movie

Hit Shakespeare's Globe Play EMILIA Optioned For A Movie

Morgan Lloyd Malcolm's play Emilia had a hit run at Shakespeare's Globe in summer 2018, and is transferring to the West End in March. Might it also be heading to the big screen?

According to Screen Daily, production company Ardimages UK has optioned the play, and Manon Ardisson and Chiara Ventura are looking to produce, working with Lloyd Malcolm on the film adaptation.

Ardisson's previous co-productions include the recent BAFTA-nominated God's Own Country, and 2016 drama La Soledad.

Emilia, directed on stage by Nicole Charles, tells the story of 17th-century poet Emilia Bassano, who was allegedly the 'Dark Lady' of Shakespeare's sonnets. Read our interview with Charity Wakefield, who plays Shakespeare.

The West End production runs at the Vaudeville Theatre for a strictly limited season from 8 March to 15 June. The cast includes Nadia Albina, Anna Andresen, Jackie Clune, Saffron Coomber, Jenni Maitland, Clare Perkins, Carolyn Pickles, Sarah Seggari, Sophie Stone, Charity Wakefield, Amanda Wilkin and Tanika Yearwood.

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