How to blow a fortune at The Dukes

David Upton

An award-winning show about one of the world’s richest men who blew it all on a weird and wonderful lifestyle comes to The Dukes in Lancaster on October 19.

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 amazing plays—to which nobody came.

How To Win Against History was an award-winning hit at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe. A show about being too weird for the world but desperately not wanting it to forget you.