Doctor Faustus at the Duke of York’s Theatre starring Kit Harington

Duke of York's Theatre, London

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Doctor Faustus starring Kit Harington at the Duke of York’s Theatre.

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.

Directed by Jamie Lloyd, Doctor Faustus will play a limited run from 9 April 2016 until 25 June 2016 at the Duke of York’s Theatre.

STORY

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 perspective that chimes with our times.

CAST

The cast includes Kit Harington (Doctor Faustus), Jenna Russell (Mephistopheles), Jade Anouka (Wagner), Tom Edden (Good Angel), Danielle Flett (Valdes), Brian Gilligan (Cornelius), Forbes Masson (Lucifer), Craig Stein (Evil Angel) and ensemble member Gabby Wong.

Kit Harington rose to fame playing Jon Snow in the global hit Game of Thrones. His previous theatre work includes playing Albert Narracott in War Horse and in the original company of Laura Wade’s play Posh at the Royal Court.

CREATIVE TEAM

Directed by Jamie Lloyd, Doctor Faustus has design by Soutra Gilmore, lighting by Jon Clark, movement by Polly Bennett, fight direction by Kate Waters, sound and music by Ben and Max Ringham and special effects by Scott Penrose.

REVIEWS

Awesome – Daily Mail
Sex, Blood and Rock ‘n’ Roll – Evening Standard
Devilishly Good – A Must See – The Upcoming
Jamie Lloyds Show Is Visionary – Huffington Post


Show Information

Performance dates
Booking to 25 June 2016

Venue Information

Duke of York's Theatre, 45 St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4BG
Nearest Tube or Train: Leicester Square (Northern line, Piccadilly line), Charing Cross (Northern line, Bakerloo line), Embankment (Northern line, Bakerloo line, District line, Circle line)
Nearest Buses: 14, 19, 22, 24, 29, 38, 40, 176
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Duke of York’s floods again; Doctor Faustus performances cancelled.
Doctor Faustus cancelled due to flooding at the Duke of York's Theatre The Jamie Lloyd Company has cancelled today’s matinee and evening performances (Saturday 30 April 2016) of Doctor Faustus due to flooding at the Duke of York's Theatre. The floods follow some in January this year at the theatre, which resulted in two performances of Pepper Pig, and a performance of Goodnight Mister Tom, being cancelled. Little did they know when they were Tweeting about a 2 show day this morning what awaited them at the theatre. Saturday. What a day. We love a two show day. Who's seeing #FaustusLondon or #TheMaids today?… https://t.co/AnoX7rlgjc — The Jamie Lloyd Co (@JamieLloydCo) April 30, 2016 Confirming the cancellation on Twitter, the Jamie Lloyd Company said: So sorry that the matinee of Doctor Faustus had to be cancelled due to a flood at the theatre. Please swap your tickets at point of purchase — The Jamie Lloyd Co (@JamieLloydCo) April 30, 2016   We regret to inform you that tonight's performance of Dr Faustus is cancelled due to a flood. Please contact your point of purchase. Sorry! — The Jamie Lloyd Co (@JamieLloydCo) April 30, 2016 Kit Harington, ever the gracious star signed posters in the foyer for audience members who had turned up. Directed by Jamie Lloyd, Doctor Faustus opened earlier this week and stars Kit Harington and Jenna Russell. Doctor Faustus runs until 25 June 2016 at the Duke of York’s Theatre. BOOKING Book tickets to Doctor Faustus
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Jamie Lloyd brings new vision to Doctor Faustus
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. BOOKING Booking opens soon. Sign-up to our email alerts to be the first to hear about booking >  
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Kit Harington to star in Doctor Faustus
Kit Harington is to star in Doctor Faustus at the Duke of York's Theatre Jamie Lloyd is to direct Kit Harrington in a new production of Christopher Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus. Kit who was last on stage in the Royal Court's original production of Posh 6 years ago, will play the titular role in a limited run at the Duke of York's Theatre from April 2016. On returning to the stage, Kit Harington said "I have been away from the theatre for six years, so the combination of Colin Teevan’s inventive version of Marlowe’s extraordinary play in the hands of the visionary director Jamie Lloyd all felt like the perfect reason to come back. Faustus’ journey is exhilarating and the idea of playing a magician – a showman – is hugely exciting." Jamie Lloyd said "Kit Harington is one of the most dynamic young actors around and he's eager for a new challenge. I am excited to be presenting our company's first production at the Duke of York's, whilst The Maids with Uzo Aduba, Zawe Ashton and Laura Carmichael runs at Trafalgar Studios." Doctor Faustus is about a physician who make a pact with the devil. In exchange for his soul and eternal damnation, Faustus gets infinite knowledge and the chance to indulge in any and every fantasy. In the process he becomes well acquainted with the Seven Deadly Sins. Harington, who trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama is best known for playing Jon Snow in 5 seasons of the international hit HBO series Game of Thrones, his previous stage work includes original productions of Posh and War Horse. BOOKING Booking opens soon. Sign-up to our email alerts to be the first to hear about booking >

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