December 2 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
A mighty spirit is about to reawaken. Yours.
Derek Jarman: filmmaker, painter, gardener at Prospect Cottage, activist, 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 by Mark Farrelly (Quentin Crisp: Naked Hope, Howerd’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 deepest, brightest Soho and into the heart of one of our most iconoclastic artists.Directed by Sarah-Louise Young (Julie Madly Deeply, An Evening Without Kate Bush).“Derek Jarman was vibrant, beautiful, fun and relentlessly inspiring. This play will reawaken your love for the man.
Highly recommended” ★★★★★ Queer Guru.
“A mesmerising performance that moves, amuses and shocks in equal measure. A stunning piece of theatre and stage craft 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.
“An astonishing and heartfelt portrayal… Exceptional” ★★★★ London Living Large.
“An enthralling performance” ★★★★ Reviews Gate.