Canterbury Marlowe Day

A virtual afternoon gathering (via Zoom)

Join us for an early summer wander through Marlowe’s world – including the following three sessions:

  • Scadbury Manor, Chislehurst – The Home of Thomas Walsingham
  • Gorboduc: A Performance by ReShake Theatre Company
  • Kit’s Canterbury: A Guided Walk

Tea: bring your own please!


Tickets: £15 / £10 for students & concessions

More info and bookings via Eventbrite: please follow the link here

Alternatively, you may send a cheque payable to the Marlowe Society to our office:
51a Carlton Avenue
Broadstairs
Kent. CT10 1AQ.

Or email our secretary peter.cherry4@btinternet.com requesting to pay by BACS and you will receive a link to the event.

In either case you must send your email address so we can send you a link to the event. Thank you.


2020 Hoffman Prize

2020 Hoffman Prize Entries Now Accepted

The Calvin & Rose G Hoffman Prize for a distinguished scholarly essay on Christopher Marlowe

Entries are now invited for the 31st Calvin & Rose G Hoffman Prize to be awarded in December 2020. The closing date for entries to be received is 1st September 2020.  If you wish to enter the competition, an application form and further details must first be obtained from:

The Hoffman Administrator
The King’s School
25 The Precincts
Canterbury
Kent CT1 2ES
Email: bursar@kings-bursary.co.uk
 
The Hoffman Prize Past Winners

The MarText Readings

The Martext Events, organised by Dr Ildi Solti and Jo Hill of the Marlowe Society, are a reading of a play for about an hour followed by a discussion of how it can be staged. A play by Christopher Marlowe will be chosen for November.

Everyone is welcome – absolutely no acting experience required but it is helpful if you can bring a copy of the play. Most of us are using the Penguin Classics Marlowe Complete Plays. There is no charge but a donation of £3 to The Rose is suggested.


Prof Bob Ayres

The Annual Marlowe Lecture 2019

Our Annual Marlowe Lecture is back for 2019.

Professor Bob Ayres will be drawing on his research into Marlowe in Venice.

It should make for a fascinating day. Join us for an adventure into history with Professor Ayres, and for a fish+chip lunch.

Address: King and Queen Pub, 1 Foley Street, Fitzrovia, London W1W 6DL

Date: 16 November 2019 (from 11am)

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The MarText Readings

The Martext Events, organised by Dr Ildi Solti and Jo Hill of the Marlowe Society, are a reading of a play for about an hour followed by a discussion of how it can be staged. We will be reading from The Tragical History of the Life and Death of Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe.

Everyone is welcome – absolutely no acting experience required but it is helpful if you can bring a copy of the play. Most of us are using the Penguin Classics Marlowe Complete Plays. There is no charge but a donation of £3 to The Rose is suggested.


Proposed Christopher Marlowe Statue for Canterbury

Marlowe Statue Project Annual Quiz

The fun (but tough) quiz is back!

This event is held to raise funds for the Christopher Marlowe Statue.

Time & Venue: 7.30 pm at St Dunstan’s Church Hall, 80 London Road, Canterbury CT2 8LS.

Limited parking available.

Refreshments on sale. Bring your own bottle(s) of wine.

Booking of table for groups (not essential) contact 01227 765595.

Entry at door, price £10.

Canterbury Christopher Marlowe Project Annual Quiz 2019
Canterbury Christopher Marlowe Project Annual Quiz 2019

Tom Hughes will play Christopher Marlowe in A Discovery of Witches

Marlowe in A Discovery of Witches

Tom Hughes will play Christopher ‘Kit’ Marlowe in the second season of A Discovery of Witches. The Sky Original fantasy drama is based on the All Souls novels by Deborah Harkness, which sees a young academic who reconnects with her witch heritage after meeting a debonair vampire. They become embroiled in a supernatural war over time. The second season takes place in Elizabethan London, where they will meet the mercurial and dark Kit Marlowe.

Read more on Radio Times


Canterbury Marlowe Day 2019

Canterbury Marlowe Day 2019

Download the full programme here.

This fun and friendly day with the Marlowe Society (UK) is for anyone who would like to know more about Christopher Marlowe.

We have a performance of “Marlowe’s Women” by actor Lizzie Willis; a workshop “Arden of Faversham: possibilities for performance”; a talk by Perry Mills, director of the Edward’s Boys acting company in Stratford-Upon-Avon; and a guided tour of the new Marlowe Kit. Plus the Project Spot, where we gather updates on new, current and potential projects.

All ideas are welcome!

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Canterbury Marlowe Day 2019 Poster
Canterbury Marlowe Day 2019 Poster

If you would like to help us promote the event, please feel free to download a PDF poster here for distribution.


Marlowe’s Women

A one-woman show performed by Lizzie Willis under the direction of Ken Pickering and Sally Elkerton.

Introduced by Ken Pickering, Hon. Prof of Drama at the University of Kent and the Chair of the Marlowe Society, the international organisation for the promotion of interest in Christopher Marlowe and his works.

£8 per ticket

£5 for under 18s.