Marlowe 450th anniversary: Screening of Jarman's EDWARD II

The Deptford Film Club write:

To celebrate the 450th anniversary of the playwright Christopher Marlowe’s birth, the film adaptation of his classic play 'Edward II' will be screened inside St Nicholas' Church in Deptford, south London, where Marlowe was buried following his murder in 1593.

When King Edward II takes a male lover, Piers Gaveston, both his wife (Tilda Swinton) and palace officials are enraged – and plot his downfall. Adapted by the radical British filmmaker Derek Jarman, the film contrasts the lavish 16th century text and setting with modern imagery of gay activists, riot police, yuppies and an unforgettable cameo from Annie Lennox.

When: 8pm-10pm, Friday 28 February 2014
Where: St Nicholas Church, Deptford Green, Deptford SE8 3DQ
Tickets: £7.00 + booking fee. or £10 on the door

More details on the Deptford Forum.


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