"School of Night" CANCELLED!!

"School of Night" CANCELLED!!

The School of Night By Peter Whelan, starring Christopher Eccleston , has now been CANCELLED at the Comedy Theatre, where it was due to open on 27 Feb 2006, following previews from 16 Feb .

A reason for the cancellation has not been given. A statement from the PR simply states "Unfortunately the scheduled production of Peter Whelan's The School of Night which was due to open at the Comedy Theatre in the Spring is now no longer able to go ahead. The producers are hoping that a production of the play take place in the future and in the meantime they are discussing other projects with Christopher Eccleston who was cast as the central character, playwright, poet and spy, Christopher Marlowe."

The School of Night investigates the mystery surrounding Christopher Marlowe's sudden untimely death and his association with the leading political and literary figures of the 16th-century including Thomas Kyd, Sir Walter Ralegh and William Shakespeare. In an historical thriller set against the backdrop of political and religious espionage, the charismatic, witty and fiery Marlowe demonstrates a poetic genius arguably equal to Shakespeare's, making the conspiracy theories surrounding Marlowe's apparently accidental death in a tavern brawl all the more credible, right up to the present day.

It was to be directed by Bill Alexander, designed by Simon Higlett with lighting by Hugh Vanstone.

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