Doctor Faustus , by Christopher Marlowe has been extended one week to 4th May 02 at the Young Vic Theatre

The show was cancelled from Wed to Sat last week due to a knee injury to Jude Law. He is now fit and returned to the show yesterday, Monday 25th March.

The show has now been extended one week to 4th May 02 to allow disappointed patrons to see the sold out show.

Directed by David Lan, the play also features Annette Badland, David Fielder, Richard McCabe, Bohdan Poraj, Tom Smith and Ofo Umiara.

The play has received reasonable notices from the popular press: THE FINANCIAL TIMES says, “This is a fluent, sincere, remarkably simple Doctor Faustus.” THE DAILY MAIL says, “Bearded and perfectly at home in doublet and hose, Law is the beating heart of a tremendous production by David Lan...” THE TIMES SAYS, “Law may lack some of Faustus’s sensuality…. But he catches the central contradiction of his period: that curiosity is a need and joy but also a danger and destroyer.” THE STAGE says, “Jude Law is not a great classical actor. His performance as the vain, doomed doctor in Marlowe's exceptional play lacks some of the weight and gravitas that one more used to the classical style would bring to it.”

This is a retelling of the ancient tale: a man sells his soul to the devil in exchange for infinite knowledge, wealth and power. Tantalisingly ambiguous, is it a Christian morality or an attack on all religion and all authority? What is a human being? In what does our humanity lie?


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