Doctor Faustus

Duke of York's Theatre, London
Doctor Faustus
Duke of York's Theatre, London
Our Review 3 / 5

Praised for their innovative and anarchic reinvention of the classics, The Jamie Lloyd Company propels Christopher Marlowe’s legendary tale DOCTOR FAUSTUS into the here and now in an explosive and magical new production starring Kit Harington (Game of Thrones) in his long-awaited return to the London stage.

Faustus makes a pact with the Devil, selling his soul in return for the ability to perform absolutely anything he pleases with the power of black magic. This fatal decision catapults him into an intoxicating world of celebrity, as he becomes a world-renowned conjuror, international heartthrob and friend of the rich, famous and powerful. But what is the cost of his insatiable thirst for wealth and fame?

With blackly comic new scenes by Colin Teevan and dynamic stage illusions, the story of this 400-year-old play is transported to a celebrity-obsessed society of greed and instant gratification, offering a fresh, new perspective that chimes with our times.

Further Casting includes Olivier Award-winning Jenna Russell; Grey Gardens (Southwark Playhouse), Urinetown (St James Theatre & Apollo) Mr Burns (Almeida) as Mephistopheles, Jade Anouka; Henry IV (Donmar and St Anns Warehouse NYC) and winner of The Stage Award for Acting Excellence as Wagner and Forbes Masson; The Ruling Class, Richard III and Macbeth (part of The Jamie Lloyd Company) as Lucifer.

Faustus makes a pact with the Devil, selling his soul in return for the ability to perform absolutely anything he pleases with the power of black magic. This fatal decision catapults him into an intoxicating world of celebrity, as he becomes a world-renowned conjuror, international heartthrob and friend of the rich, famous and powerful. But what is the cost of his insatiable thirst for wealth and fame?

Opening date |
9th April 2016
Booking from |
25th June 2016
Available until |
25th June 2016
Categories |
By:
Christopher Marlowe, in a version by Colin Teevan
Producer:
The Jamie Lloyd Company
Director:
Jamie Lloyd
Lighting:
Jon Clark
Sound:
Ben and Max Ringham
Design:
Soutra Gilmour
Cast list:
Kit Harington (Faustus), Jenna Russell (Mephistopheles), Jade Anouka (Wagner), Forbes Masson (Lucife), Tom Edden, Danielle Flett, Brian Gilligan, Craig Stein, Gabby Wong

Duke of York's Theatre Venue Information

Address:
Duke of York's Theatre, 104 St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4BG
Nearest tube:
Leicester Square

Customer reviews

Our Review of Doctor Faustus

3/5

With the spotlight firmly on William Shakespeare in 2016, it's certainly refreshing to see a play by one of his most celebrated contemporaries in a new commercial production in the West End, as the Jamie Lloyd Company move from the Trafalgar Studios to the Duke of York's Theatre. Having set a precedent for reinventing classic plays over the past two years, it was clear that this version of Marlowe's most famous play, Doctor Faustus, would be bang up to date, but unlike the cleanliness... Read more

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