Stage première of Jarman's Jubilee

David Upton

A free-spirited, take-no-prisoners show with a soundtrack to die for, and marking the 40th anniversary of Derek Jarman’s iconic film, the Royal Exchange’s world première of Jubilee will run from November 2 to 18.

A marauding girl gang are on a killing spree and a time-travelling Queen Elizabeth I, played by original film cast member and legendary punk Toyah Willcox, observes it all.

An ensemble cast, including Lucy Ellinson as Ariel and Travis Alabanza as Amyl, reimagine the production for a 2017 audience.