Cast: Kevin Trainor, Siobhan Redmond, Leah Brotherhead, Esther Ruth Elliott, Christopher Keegan, Gary Lilburn, Ann Louise Ross, Oliver Wilson.
Director: Dominic Hill
Writer: Christopher Marlowe and Colin Teevan
Theatre: West Yorkshire Playhouse
Duration: 130 minutes
Start Date: February 23, 2013
End Date: March 16, 2013
The West Yorkshire Playhouse joins forces with Glasgow’s Citizens Theatre to reimagine Christopher Marlowe’s controversial classic, Doctor Faustus. With two acts completely rewritten by Colin Teevan within a contemporary setting, the play brings Faustus’ horrific experiences into the domestic sphere embracing modern language and popular culture, bookended by Marlow’s original opening and closing acts.
Doctor Faustus tells the story of an intellectual who is bored with life and signs away his soul in order to enjoy the pleasures of fame, wealth and magic. Faustus’ pleasure comes at a price, however, when Lucifer himself finally calls in the credit and damns him to Hell. Can Faustus reform and escape his contract?
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