Jarman

Wednesday 15th May 2024
7:30 pm

Tickets:
£16 Advance; £10 U18's; £18 Door - Guidance: Aged 14yrs +

Event Description


Written and performed by Mark Farrelly

Directed by Sarah-Louise Young

A mighty spirit is about to reawaken. Yours.

Derek Jarman: film-maker, painter, gardener at Prospect Cottage, gay rights activist, and writer…his influence remains as strong as it was on the day AIDS killed him in 1994. But his story, one of the most extraordinary lives ever lived, has never been told until now.

This vibrant new solo play from Mark Farrelly (Quentin Crisp: Naked HopeHowerd’s End) brings Derek back into being for a passionate, daring reminder of the courage it takes to truly live while you’re alive. A journey from Dungeness to the deepest, brightest Soho and into the heart of one of our most iconoclastic artists.

Jarman’s works include taboo-breaking films like SebastianeJubilee and Caravaggio, pop videos for the Pet Shop Boys (It’s A Sin and Rent), his extraordinary borderless garden in Dungeness, his shocking last paintings, and his unforgettable final film Blue, consisting of a single continuous frame of blue and chronicling what it’s like to lose your sight…but never your artistic vision.

GUIDANCE: 14yrs +

“This play will reawaken your love for the man. Highly recommended” ★★★★★ Queer Guru

“Jarman admonishes us to ‘be astonishing’. And that’s exactly what Mark Farrelly is. Fabulous, thought-provoking stuff” ★★★★★ Bum on a Seat

“A gripping solo show” ★★★★ The Stage

“A mesmerising performance that moves, amuses and shocks in equal measure. A stunning piece of theatre and stagecraft that will enthral all that see it” ★★★★ Theatre-News.com

“Farrelly is a remarkable actor. He brings an extraordinary, glittering edge and sense of danger to everything he does” ★★★★ Sardines Magazine.

“The amount of emotional energy Farrelly sustains in taking us through all the different phases of Jarman’s life is remarkable.” ★★★★ The Reviews Hub

“An astonishing and heartfelt portrayal… Exceptional” ★★★★ London Living Large

“An enthralling performance” ★★★★ Reviews Gate

 


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