Frankenstein at The Marlowe Theatre

Frankenstein was never really about a scary monster. Rona Munro’s revised version of the seminal gothic horror novel places 18-year-old writer Mary Shelley (played by Eilidh Loan) as the key protagonist, wrestling with what it takes to create the perfect ghost story. On tour, it stopped off at Canterbury’s The Marlowe Theatre for four nights.Continue reading “Frankenstein at The Marlowe Theatre”

A Taste of Honey visits The Marlowe Theatre

A Taste of Honey, Shelagh Delaney’s taboo breaking play, written in the 1950s when she was just 19, is embarking on a UK tour – including a visit to Canterbury’s The Marlowe Theatre. This British classic is an exhilarating depiction of working-class life in post-war Salford, and offers an explosive celebration of the vulnerabilities andContinue reading “A Taste of Honey visits The Marlowe Theatre”

Create Platform

Create isn’t just for one day. The support for artists continues all week long. Create Platform is a week-long series of arts events and activities in and around Ashford taking place from 15 – 21 July. This exciting week-long programme of live arts events, fringe activities and happenings around town is an opportunity to showcase creativity andContinue reading “Create Platform”

Rita, Sue and Bob Too at The Marlowe Theatre

Andrea Dunbar was an incredible woman. At the age of 17 she fled an abusive relationship, armed only with her baby and some notes, which became The Arbor. At 19 she had Rita, Sue and Bob Too. By the time she was 23, Andrea had given birth to three children, all by different fathers. DespiteContinue reading “Rita, Sue and Bob Too at The Marlowe Theatre”

Dracula review – The London Library

Site specific and immersive theatre is all the fashion these days, but Oxford’s Creation Theatre do it very well indeed. Using their surrounds and drawing from them, there’s no sense of gimmickry about things. They’re currently turning their hand to Dracula, transporting it to the 1950s in the London Library, which was where Bram StokerContinue reading “Dracula review – The London Library”