keswick film festival

Draw on Sweet Night

86 mins, Tony Britten, UK (2016)

Showing Previews Fri 17 February, 3.00pm

Draw on Sweet Night

This production ended on 17/02/2017


John Wilbye, the greatest of the Elizabethan madrigalists, spent his entire working life in the service of Sir Thomas and Lady Elizabeth Kytson. After Wilbye’s second book of madrigals was published in 1609, he appears not to have composed anything else, yet Lady Elizabeth kept him on in the house until her death in 1628, showering him with gifts. So why, when Elizabeth died, did Wilbye throw all this up and spend the rest of his days with her daughter, the divorcee Lady Mary Darcy?

A rare cinematic gem, Tony Britten’s collaboration with the internationally renowned vocal group, I Fagiolini, is a sumptuously photographed film and a feast for movie fans and music lovers alike.

Prices £6; Members £5; Students £4