A life fully lived

MOST of the current media coverage of the late Derek Jarman centres on the remarkable garden he created on the beach beside his wooden house at Dungeness. Writer and performer Mark Farrelly brings this iconoclastic and courageous man fully to life in a new play, being performed at the Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis, on Thursday 20th January, at 8pm.

Farrelly portrays Jarman the film-maker, painter, gardener at Prospect Cottage, activist and writer. His influence remains as strong as it was on the day AIDS killed him in 1994. But his story, one of the most extraordinary lives ever lived, has never been told.

From the creator of Quentin Crisp: Naked Hope and Howerd’s End (about the comedian Frankie Howerd), brings Derek Jarman back to life, a powerful celebration of the courage it takes to truly live while you’re alive.

It is a journey from Dungeness to deepest Soho and into the heart of one of our most iconoclastic artists.