Jamie Lloyd presents a new vision of Doctor Faustus starring Kit Harington.
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.
Jamie Lloyd directs celebrated playwright Colin Teevan’s version of Marlowe’s masterwork for the modern age in which the central acts have been replaced with two dark comic scenes.
Faustus’ pact with the devil 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.
Jamie Lloyd said “This version of this legendary play combines the very best of Marlowe’s text with thrilling work by Colin Teevan, which replaces the notorious central acts, long-suspected to be of spurious origin.”
With dark 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 perspective that chimes with our times.
The production is designed by Soutra Gilmour, with lighting by Jon Clark, and music and sound by Ben and Max Ringham.
Doctor Faustus plays for a strictly limited run from 9 April until 4 June 2016 at The Duke of York’s Theatre.
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