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‘Night’ delayed

Peter Whelan’s “The School of Night,” starring Rupert Graves as playwright Christopher Marlowe, won’t be opening next month after all. According to American co-producer (with Ed Rissien) Mike Merrick, $300,000 of the $750,000 capitalization fell through in mid-August, 10 days prior to the start of rehearsals.

Merrick broke the news to Graves, director David Thacker, and fellow performers Indra Ove and Ronan Vibert: “I was advised to tell everybody we can’t go into rehearsal without sufficient funds. It’s a bloody heartbreaker.” Now, Merrick is re-positioning the play for the spring, with a February or March opening at the Theater Royal, Plymouth, followed by the West End in April.

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