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Dukes Musical: How to Win Against History


Henry Cyril Paget, 5th Marquis of Anglesey
Henry Cyril Paget, 5th Marquis of Anglesey
The Dukes, Moor Lane, Lancaster, LA1 1QE
Áine Flanagan, Seiriol Davies and Young Vic

An awardwinning show about one of the world’s richest men, who lost it all by being just too fabulous.

Henry Cyril Paget, the cross-dressing 5th Marquis of Anglesey, burned brightly and briefly at the end of the 19th Century, blowing his family’s colossal fortune on diamond frocks, lilac-­dyed poodles and putting on simply amazing plays to which nobody came.

After he died at 29, his family destroyed every record of him, and carried on as though he never was. However, his star is shining brightly once again thanks to the new musical How To Win Against History which was an awardwinning hit at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe.

It’s a fierce, funny, tragic yet gorgeous show about being too weird for the world but desperately not wanting it to forget you. How To Win Against History is recommended for anyone aged 12 plus.

Tickets are priced £13, concessions £2 off. For more information and to book, ring The Dukes box office on 01524 598500 or visit