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Seen by many as an enfant terrible of British film, Derek Jarman’s work comes under the microscope in an eclectic and playful piece of theatre at Newcastle’s Lit & Phil on Friday 19th February.

The film-maker’s work was often seen as ground-breaking; Jarman’s work veered from 1978’s cult film Jubilee, which featured punk icons including Adam Ant and Toyah and saw Queen Elizabeth I transported in time to the 1970s, to the fictionalised re-telling of baroque painter Caravaggio’s life, and final film Blue, which described the artist’s life and vision, released four months before his death from AIDS-related illness.

Jarman In Pieces, appearing in the region as part of LGBT History month, is described as a “cubist portrayal” of the gay film-maker, artist and writer, embodying his poetic visual imagery, love of super-8 film and creative individualism. The show is produced by two-man arts collective Project Adorno, who fuse elements of their electro-pop cabaret with multi-media, comprising original songs, films, interviews, ambient sounds and spoken word.

Jarman In Pieces is at The Lit & Phil, Newcastle on Friday 19th February.

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