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Doctor Who's Arthur Darvill cast in Globe's Doctor Faustus
Doctor Who's 'Rory' Arthur Darvill has been cast as 'Mephistopheles' in Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe, which opens at the Shakespeare's Globe 23 June, following previews from 18 June - running to 2 Oct 2011.
He joins previously mentioned Paul Hilton (Doctor Faustus). The cast also includes Arthur Darvill (Mephistopheles), Charlotte Broom, Michael Camp, Nigel Cooke, Jonathan Cullen, Robert Goodale, Sarita Piotrowski, Will Mannering, Pearce Quigley, Iris Roberts, Beatriz Romilly, Richard Clews, Felix Scott, Chinna Wodu, Jade Williams..
It is directed by Matthew Dunster and designed by Paul Wills, who both collaborate with Puppetry Director Steve Tiplady, former Artistic Director of Little Angel Theatre Company, to transform the Globe in to an arena of "wild spectacle with larger than life puppets and illusion. Huge flying dragons and horned stilt walkers will help to bring this dark fantastical world to life."
Restless for knowledge and power, Faustus forsakes scholarship and makes a pact with the Devil: In exchange for giving his soul to the Devil after death, the evil spirit Mephistopheles will serve him for 24 years, providing him with magic and knowledge beyond his wildest dreams.