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Saturday, 9 April 2016
Saturday, 25 June 2016
Roll back time more than four hundred years and you'd find the Admiral's Men performing Doctor Faustus across the nation with enthusiasm and verve. In fact they took Marlowe's play to the stage 25 times between October 1594 and October 1597. The piece, however, wasn't actually published until eleven years after the playwright's death, at which point it was already widely celebrated as a brilliant cautionary tale about the downside of wealth, fame, celebrity and notoriety.
When Faustus makes a pact with the devil, exchanging his soul for an uncanny ability to perform breathtaking black magic, everything starts off well enough. But, with the devil at the heart of the agreement, things are bound to go horribly wrong. Faustus might be rolling in cash and surrounded by adoring women, loved the wealthy and feted by royalty, but things are about to go very pear shaped indeed. Head for the Duke of York's Theatre from Early February to early June 2016 to find out what the fuss is all about. And enjoy the splendid Kit Harington, star of TV's Game of Thrones, as he recreates the leading role to make something seriously special. Don't miss it.