Theater: Kit Harington in Doctor Faustus
Doctor Faustus Overview
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.
Further Casting includes Olivier Award-winner Jenna Russell; Grey Gardens (Southwark Playhouse), Urinetown (St James Theatre & Apollo) Mr Burns (Almeida) as Mephistopheles, Jade Anouka; Henry IV (Donmar and St Anns Warehouse NYC) and winner of The Stage Award for Acting Excellence as Wagner and Forbes Masson; The Ruling Class, Richard III and Macbeth (part of The Jamie Lloyd Company) as Lucifer.
Full company casting:
Tom Edden, Brian Gilligan, Danielle Flett, Craig Stein, Gabby Wong, Garmon Rhys
Baz Bamigboye, Daily Mail
‘Sex, blood and rock ‘n’ roll’
‘Develishly good – a must see’
‘Thrilling & visionary’
Please Note: This production contains nudity, scenes of sexual violence and themes of an adult nature.
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.
Doctor Faustus runs until June 25th 2016 in the Duke of York Theatre at London’s West End.