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Doctor Faustus – Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, London

Writer: Christopher MarloweDirector: Paulette RandallReviewer: Scott Matthewman Now that Emma Rice’s electric lights have faded away like a neon fever dream at Shakespeare’s Globe, the venue’s latest production of Doctor Faustus returns to the candlelight staging within the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse that is, perhaps, far more appropriate for Marlowe’s tale of witchcraft and devilry. Amongst the heritage staging, though, director Paulette Randall ...

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Doctor Faustus – The Bikeshed, Exeter

Writer: Christopher Marlowe Director: Anna Coombs Choreographer: Reviewer: Gareth Roberts Tangle’s assured and confident production of Doctor Faustus compresses Marlowe’s drama to a cast of three and a running time of 90 minutes, without feeling rushed or excessively minimalized. The cast is highly effective in a small space and a strong production design amplifies their efforts. On account of the ...

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Dr Faustus – Above the Arts, London

Writer: Venetia Twigg (adapted from Christopher Marlowe) Director: Venetia Twigg Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Roll up! Roll up! The circus is in town. They’ve got neon puppets, comedy clowns, tightrope walking acrobats, and, for your entertainment, as a grand finale, the ringmaster will sell his soul to the devil. Theatrical Niche’s new production of Dr Faustus which opens Above the Arts ...

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The Tragical History Of The Life And Death Of Doctor Faustus – The Swan Theatre, Stratford Upon Avon

Dr Faustus at The Swan, Stratford upon Avon

Writer: Christopher Marlowe Director: Maria Aberg Reviewer: Bethaney Rimmer   At each performance of Dr Faustus, the decision of who shall play the title role and who shall be Mephistophilis is left to chance. Sandy Grierson and Oliver Ryan enter the stage from opposite sides, mirroring each other’s movements precisely as they reach centre stage,face each otherand light a match. ...

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Faustus – Cygnet Theatre, Exeter

Writers: Christopher Marlowe/Johann Wolfgang von Goethe/Czech Puppet Company/Vaclav Havel Director: Kevin Johnson Reviewer: Lucy Corley “Tis magic, magic that hath ravished me,” says Doctor Faustus in Christopher Marlowe’s 1604 play, and I challenge anyone not to be beguiled by the black magic of this young company’s adaptation. The Actor’s Wheel is a touring theatre training company linked to the University ...

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Faustus – Etcetera Theatre, London

Writer / Director: Kate Danbury Reviewer: Maryam Philpott   Would you be interested in trading in your soul? Perhaps it could get you a better house, lifelong happiness, unimpeachable power, world-wide fame or even eternal youth. But what of the cost… a minor charge really, all of this could be yours and the price is merely an eternity in hell. ...

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Doctor Faustus – The Rose Playhouse, London

Writer: Christopher Marlowe Director: Martin Parr Reviewer: James Bartholomeusz The Puritans never much liked the theatre; it was licentious, disrupted the social order, and – worst of all – lured churchgoers away to districts rife with gambling, prostitution, drinking and violence. The attempts in the second half of the 16th Century to keep London free from such evils led to ...

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Doctor Faustus – Arts Theatre, Cambridge

Writer: Christopher Marlowe Director: Drew Mulligan Reviewer: Jack Trott How else would it be fitting to celebrate the 450th anniversary of Christopher Marlowe’s birth by The Marlowe Society of Cambridge University than a staging of his most famous and well know play, Doctor Faustus. The play being the first to be performed by the society in 1907, the most commonly ...

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