We all want what we can't have.
But what price would we pay to get it?
Faustus is restless for knowledge and his insatiable desire for notoriety has driven him to make a pact with the Devil in return for the power to perform the black arts.
This life-changing decision propels him into the heady world of the rich and famous as he becomes a globe-trotting magician to the stars. Finally, beautiful women pay him attention, celebrities want to be his friend and he has the world at his feet to manipulate as he pleases.
But was the price worth paying?
In this darkly disturbing new production, Christopher Marlowe's mythic tale of mankind's greed for power gets a modern day twist as three of the original acts are played out with two specially commissioned new ones from Colin Teevan (How Many Miles to Basra?, Don Quixote). West Yorkshire Playhouse is thrilled to be working with Glasgow's Citizens Theatre and its Artistic Director Dominic Hill.
"There is a wonderful
sense that evil lurks in every corner"
The Guardian - 4 Stars
"A thing of beauty to
The Independent - 4 Stars
The Herald Scotland - 4 Stars
Acts 3 and 4 of Marlowe's mythic tale get a modern day twist by Colin Teevan. Acts 1,2 and 5 remain exactly as Marlowe penned them.
The Director's Lowdown:Conjuring Doctor Faustus
Director Dominic Hill and actors from the Doctor Faustus cast offer a unique and practical insight into the making of this fascinating production.
Thursday 07 March
10.00am - 11.30am
£19.50 per student (includes ticket to matinee
Max: 250 students
Theatre Day: An Insight into the Rehearsal Room
This practical workshop will give students a detailed insight into how the Director has approached the text in rehearsals. Students will take part in a variety of techniques and exercises direct from the rehearsal room.
Thursday 14 March
10.30am - 12.30pm
£19.50 per student (includes ticket to see matinee
Max: 30 students per session