Until 25 June 2016
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 new production starring Kit Harington (Game of Thrones) in his long-awaited return to the London stage.
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, the story of this 400-year-old play is transported to a celebrity-obsessed society of greed and instant gratification, offering a fresh, new perspective that chimes with our times.
Date: Friday 3rd June
Pre show from 6.45pm-7.25pm in the foyer, circle bar, balcony, stalls bar and auditorium.
See five monologues performed from the works of Christopher Marlowe: poet, hell-raiser, magician, genius, queer. What would a female Tamburlaine look like? A male Dido Queen of Carthage? #QueeringMarlowe invites some of London theatre’s finest actors to gender-flip Marlowe’s most famous characters. Featuring Sharon D Clarke, Emily Taaffe, Ryan Sampson, Leo Wan and Muireann Bird.
An evening with Jamie Lloyd and Jenna Russell
Date: Tuesday 7 June
Approx 25 mins after the performance
Jamie Lloyd, director of Doctor Faustus and the Jamie Lloyd Company in conversation with his friend and collaborator, Jenna Russell. Known and celebrated for her musical theatre roles, Jenna and Jamie will discuss her career and their collaborations. Jenna will perform a selection of her favourite songs from Sondheim, Victoria Wood and others.
Faustus: Remixed, written and performed by Charlie Dupré
Date: Monday 13th June
Approx 20mins after the performance
Faustus: Remixed is a visceral, high-octane spoken word retelling of Marlowe's famous tale, and explores the notion of soul for a contemporary audience. Building on the original's cornerstones of vanity and thirst for understanding, the piece challenges the audience to examine Marlowe's themes through a modern lens. It questions whether individualism and grandeur are the keys to fulfilment, or rather the gatekeepers of a hell we are desperate to avoid.
Performed exclusively in partnership with The Jamie Lloyd Company on the set of Doctor Faustus at the Duke of York’s, this is Marlowe like you’ve never seen him before.
Charlie Dupré has recently re-written Faustus: Remixed as a short film with the support of Arts Council England and the National Lottery Fund.