School of Night

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PLEASE NOTE: This production was cancelled a month before the first preview was due to take place.

Previewed 16 February 2006, Opened 27 February 2006, Closed 3 June 2006 at the Harold Pinter Theatre in London

Peter Whelan's play The School of Night investigates the mystery surrounding Christopher Marlowe's stabbing to death, aged just 29, in 1592 in a pub brawl. It also examines Marlowe's association with the leading political and literary figures of the 16th-century including Thomas Kyd, Sir Walter Ralegh and William Shakespeare.

The School of Night is an historical thriller set against the backdrop of political and religious espionage set in 16th century England.

Christopher Eccleston, best knwon for playing 'Doctor Who' in the TV series of the smae name, leads the cast as 'Christopher Marlowe'. This major revival of Peter Whelan's 1992 play The School of Night is directed by Bill Alexander.

School of Night in London at the Harold Pinter Theatre was due to preview from 16 February 2006, open on 27 February 2006 and close on 3 June 2006 - unfortunately the production was cancelled a month before the first preview performance was due to take place.