Further cast for Doctor Faustus in the West End
Further casting has been announced alongside 'Game of Thrones' actor Kit Harington who stars in a new production of Doctor Faustus, by Christopher Marlowe, in a version by Colin Teevan, at the Duke of York's Theatre in London's West End from 9 April. A three week extension has also been announced, to 25 June 2016.
Directed by Jamie Lloyd, the production will also star Jenna Russell as Mephistopheles, Jade Anouka as Wagner and Forbes Masson as Lucifer. The cast will also include Tom Edden, Danielle Flett, Brian Gilligan, Craig Stein and Gabby Wong.
Doctor Faustus was first performed around 1594 and has gone on to be one of the most popular Elizabethan dramas outside of Shakespeare's canon.
Based on the Faust legend, it concerns a well respected German scholar Doctor Faustus who is dissatisfied with the limits of human knowledge. Faustus makes a pact with the Devil, selling his soul in return for the ability to perform 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?
This new production features set design by Soutra Gilmour, with lighting by Jon Clark and sound by Ben and Max Ringham.
Jenna Russell is an Olivier Award-winning and Tony nominated actress, who has recently been see in London productions of Grey Gardens (Southwark Playhouse), Urinetown (St James Theatre & Apollo), Mr Burns (Almeida) and Di, Viv and Rose at the Vaudeville.
Jade Anouka recently starred in 'Henry IV' (Donmar and St Anns Warehouse NYC) and was the winner of The Stage Award for Acting Excellence. Forbes Masson continues his work with the Jamie Lloyd Company following roles in 'The Ruling Class', 'Richard III' and 'Macbeth'.
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