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.
An evening with Jamie Lloyd and Jenna Russell
Date: Weds 1st June
Conversation and songs. Approx 30mins long after the performance
Date: Friday 3rd June
Pre show from 6.45pm-7.25pm in the foyer, circle bar, balcony, stalls bar and auditorium.
Five monologues from Marlowe, gender swapped, appearing throughout the theatre in different places. Inspired by the gender swaps in our production and Marlowe's queerness.
Rap retelling of Doctor Faustus from Charlie Dupre
Date: Monday 13th June
Approx 15mins after the performance