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The life of the playwright and secret agent Christopher Marlowe, examining the conspiracy that led to his death in a Deptford tavern.
Play by Stephen Plaice
Directed by Helena Uren
Designed by Matthew Miller
Cast: Jason Merrells, Catherine Gisbourne, Matthew Haynes, Ralf Higgins, Simon Morales, Judith Hurley, Sebastian Michael
Première - Pavilion Theatre, Brighton: May 20th 1992
Edinburgh production: 17th August 1992
London Première - Warehouse, Croydon: 9th September 1992
'The whole company ignites this sometimes grotesque vision of plotting
to provide an exceptional homage to Marlowe. Through literature and history
it formulates a wonderful and arresting story.'
'Admirably played by a talented cast who strut and fuck with vigour. A
'The play skilfully combines masque and music with the darkness and brooding
cynicism of Revenge tragedy to create an absorbing spectacle'
' The Warehouse has it taped early with this boisterous and, for all its occult posing, amiable show from Alarmist Theatre, which flits in fresh from its midnight slot at the Pleasance.'
'Ralf Higgins is a visually striking Marlowe, ashen-faced, hollow-eyed,
red hair cropped short, but his prancing, preening performance suggests
Kit was killed because Elizabethan England had room only for one queen.'
Martin Hoyle The Times
The Kentish Times