The Marlowe Papers Play

The Marlowe Papers Play

A one-man performance by Jamie Martin. You’re the author of the greatest plays of all time. But nobody knows. And if it gets out, you’re dead. It’s 1593, and Kit Marlowe, the most successful playwright in Elizabethan England, is stabbed through the eye at the age of 29. Except he isn’t. Because Marlowe is also […]

The Marlowe Papers on Stage – Jamie Martin as Kit

The Marlowe Papers on Stage – Jamie Martin as Kit

The first run of the Marlowe Papers opens in Brighton on Tuesday 26th January 2016. It’s on for just five days, with the final night on Saturday 30th. The director is my friend Nicola Haydn, who helped me adapt this one-man version from the book. The adaptation was no mean feat: the audio book version […]

The Marlowe Papers at Wantage Betjeman Festival

Vale & Download Museum, Wantage Workshop  1-3pm   £10 Reading      6pm        £6/£4 Ros Barber’s critically acclaimed verse novel The Marlowe Papers has been called ‘the best read, so far, this year’ (Sunday Express), ‘elegant and charmingly playful’ (Sunday Telegraph), ‘a thrilling alternate version of Marlowe’s life’ (Observer) and ‘a gripping addition to […]

The Marlowe Papers at the Dylan Thomas Festival 2012

Wednesday, 7 November, 7.30pm Ros Barber and Samantha Wynne-Rhydderch at the Dylan Thomas Festival 2012 Samantha Wynne-Rhydderch’s acclaimed third collection, Banjo (Picador), commemorates the arrival of Captain Scott at the South Pole in 1912, exploring the way in which music and theatre enabled the ice-bound communities to survive. Ros Barber’s The Marlowe Papers (Sceptre) is an extraordinary novel in verse, telling Christopher […]

Edinburgh Book Festival 2012 – The Marlowe Papers

Edinburgh Book Festival 2012 highlights. INSIDE THE MINDS OF CONAN DOYLE AND MARLOWE Sometimes, taking a risk on the less well known authors pays off.  In what promises to be one of the Edinburgh Book Festival 2012 highlights, Ros Barber (The Marlowe Papers) and John O’ Connell (The Baskerville Legacy) talk about recreating the inner […]

The Marlowe Papers at Ledbury Poetry Festival Ledbury Poetry Festival Event 67 Marlowe expert and poet, Ros Barber,  introduces The Marlowe Papers – hotly tipped to be the read of the summer. ‘Immensely clever, capacious, ingenious and imaginative.’ (Hilary Mantel) ‘Not only a homage to Marlowe but a celebration of poetry – and of its power to allow the dead to […]

The Marlowe Papers (2012)

Winner of the Desmond Elliot Prize 2013, joint winner of the Author’s Club Best First Novel Award 2013. Longlisted for the Women’s Prize For Fiction 2013. Observer Books of the Year 2012.  Joint winner of the Hoffman Prize 2011. ‘The most complete Marlowe I’ve ever encountered.’ – Will Self ————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ‘This terrifically accomplished and enjoyable novel… restores one’s […]