One play I have seen consistently recommended over the last couple of years is Emilia which premiered at The Globe in 2018 and transferred to the West End last year and was awarded three Oliviers.
The winners of the Olivier Awards 2020 with Mastercard were announced in a special ITV programme filmed at The London Palladium, and on Official London Theatre’s YouTube channel.
Triumphant, if crude, the West End transfer of Emilia is a heartfelt account of a Renaissance woman who has been hidden from history.
There is no mistaking the anger that informs and pulsates through the piece like a roaring fire. But this is an Emilia for our life and times, bringing the past and present and hopefully the future into glorious unison.
A powerful account of the realities of FGM is brilliantly written and superbly staged as an urgent piece of new writing.