Dr Faustus in London

Theatre Breaks to see ‘Game of Thrones’ star Kit Harrington in Jamie Lloyd’s Dr Faustus at the Duke of York’s theatre are no longer available to book.
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Not only have the Royal Shakespeare Company chosen Christopher Marlow’s dark play, Doctor Faustus, for their 2016 season in Stratford-upon-Avon, but so has award winning director Jamie Lloyd who will see his production open at the Duke of York’s theatre on 9th April 2016.

Renowned for their re-workings of the classics to make them accessible for the 21st century public, The Jamie Lloyd Company reinvents Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus for the modern era in an explosive and magical new production with blackly comic new scenes by Colin Teevan. It will also see a number of dynamic stage illusions which will leave audiences wide-eyed with awe.

Starring “man-of-moment” Kit Harington, who made his professional theatre debut in the National Theatre’s production of War Horse in 2008, now returns to the London stage as the plays protagonist in the role of Doctor Faustus.  In this modern day version, 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. But in a world of the celebrity-obsessed, what will be the cost of his lust for wealth and fame?

Joining Harrington on stage is Jenna Russell seen recently in Urinetown The Musical and Merrily We Roll Along, plus the stunningly beautiful Jade Anouka who makes her West End debut following her critically acclaimed performances in the Donmar’s Julius Caesar and the Shakespeare Globe’s Hamlet. Also in the cast are Forbes Masson (The Ruling Class, Richard III and Macbeth), Tom Edden (One Man, Two Guvnors; Peter Pan Goes Wrong; Les Misérables), Brian Gilligan (The Commitments), Craig Stein (Carousel, Nation, FELA!),  Gabby Wong (Volpone, Love’s Sacrifice, Jew Of Malta) and Danielle Flett (Noises Off)

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Theatre : Duke of Yorks, St Martin’s Lane, London WC2N 4BG
Nearest tube station : Leicester Square on the Piccadilly & Northern lines

Performance times: Monday to Saturday at 19:30; and Thursday and Saturday at 14:30
Opened: 9th April 2016
Booking to: Now closed

Nearest hotels

When looking for nearby hotels consider the Radisson Blu Edwardian Leicester Square (a five minute walk to the theatre) or the elegant 4 star deluxe Kingsway Hall on the other side of Covent Garden. For a rather swish five star break do check the Waldorf Hilton but if you are watching the pennies then the 3 star St Giles on the north side of Oxford Street or even the centrally located Covent Garden Travelodge may fit the bill. However, do consider the Bedford Hotel in leafy Russell Square too, which has just been done up and looks the bees knees (for a three star) and is a very reasonable price!

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