When: 18th March 2014 at 8pm and 19th March 2014 at 2pm and 8pm. Doors open 30 minutes before each performance time.
Where: Eastern Crypt (entry via the South Door), Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury, Kent CT1 2EH
£: Tickets are available from the Marlowe Theatre on 01227 787787 or via www.canterburyticketshop.com
What is it?
To celebrate the 450th anniversary of Christopher Marlowe’s birth, the Fourth Monkey Theatre Company and the Marlowe Theatre present a modern interpretation of Marlowe’s chilling play The Massacre At Paris in the crypt of the world-famous Canterbury Cathedral.
The Massacre At Paris, directed by Andy Dawson and Paul Allain, will feature Fourth Monkey’s full company of 24 actors and be staged in the crypt of Canterbury Cathedral. The play is considered Marlowe’s most dangerous work, based around the St Bartholomew’s Day massacre, which saw the systematic murder and execution of thousands of Protestants, instigated by the French royalty and Catholic nobles.
Fourth Monkey Theatre Company is known for its large-scale physical theatre productions and its training courses for actors, a leading alternative to conservatoire training. Their recent productions include site specific shows Project Colony and Paradise Lost (2013) at Trinity Buoy Wharf in London, and three productions at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2013; One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Sans Salome, and The Peculiar Tale of Pablo Picasso and the Mona Lisa.