One Night Only

Jarman

BY MARK FARRELLY.

DIRECTED BY SARAH LOUISE YOUNG.

9 July 2023

Overview

“A mighty spirit is about to reawaken. Yours.”

Painter, film-maker, writer, gardener, activist – killed by AIDS in 1994, Derek Jarman lived quite an extraordinary life in just 52 years. In his astonishing new solo play, Mark Farrelly revives the legendary English artist, exploring what it means to truly live life.

Jarman’s works include taboo-breaking films like Sebastiane, Jubilee 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.

 


People

Mark Farrelly
Writer and Performer
Mark is an award-winning writer / performer of solo plays, which he tours across the UK and internationally. This year he reaches his 500th solo performance.

Sarah Louise Young
Director
Tom Lishman
Sound Designer


Media

“Beautiful, fun and relentlessly inspiring. Jarman is a fearless portrait of a key figure in LGBTQ+ history, and one of this country’s greatest artists”
Queer Guru
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“A gripping solo show”
The Stage
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