Marlowe450 Event

The Marlowe450 event consists of a season of performances to celebrate the 450th anniversary of Christopher Marlowe’s birth, including a rare work staged in the crypt of Canterbury Cathedral, which is co-directed by Professor Paul Allain from our Drama and Theatre department. Critically-acclaimed theatre company Fourth Monkey, in association with The Marlowe Studio and supported by The Marlowe Society and the University of Kent, deliver a thrilling season of Marlowe’s work in repertory.

Tickets for the performances, including The Massacre At Paris, are available on the Marlowe Theatre website:


Dr Sarah Dustagheer in English is organising a companion symposium:

Marlowe in Performance: Then and Now

18th March, 12-5pm, University of Kent (Research Development Centre, Room G23)

This symposium will see leading scholars examine Marlowe’s plays as performance texts, considering their staging in the early modern playhouse but also the interpretations of modern actors and directors. In its examination of the playwright’s dramaturgy, the symposium offers a discursive space to anticipate the Marlowe Theatre’s forthcoming Marlowe 450 season. Speakers include Pascale Aebischer (Exeter), Andy Kesson (Roehampton), Laurie Maguire (Oxford), Georgina Lucas (Shakespeare Institute) and Stephen Purcell( Warwick).

For further details on the symposium please email Sarah directly: