Important Info: Contains themes of an adult nature, scenes of sexual violence and nudity.
He’s already wowed audiences around the world for his portrayal of Jon Snow in the phenomenally successful television series Game Of Thrones, but now Kit Harington sets his sights on the West End as he portrays Christopher Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus in an exciting new production at the Duke of York’s Theatre.
And if that isn’t enough to entice you to the West End in 2016 then the news that the show is being directed by one of the hottest talents in town should do it. Jamie Lloyd, whose work has included some of the most acclaimed and talked-about plays in recent years, will helm the production as part of the Jamie Lloyd Company, which has also been responsible for the fantastic Trafalgar Transformed seasons at the Trafalgar Studios.
For this version of Doctor Faustus they have added a new twist to Christopher Marlowe’s classic text with two new acts by Colin Teevan and a tale that applies the original story to the modern concept of celebrity.
Doctor Faustus is the classic story of the title character as he makes a deal with the Devil to make him a conjuror with grand powers. This thrusts him into the spotlight and audiences watch as he pays the price for this and we find out if all of this will be his undoing.
And we will watch all of this unfold through Kit Harington’s portrayal as the acclaimed performer makes his way back to the capital for his latest appearance on a London stage. Though his role as Jon Snow will remain one of his best known roles for some time to come, there is no doubting that those heading to the Duke of York’s Theatre will be hoping that he also captures the same magic from his previous high profile West End appearance when he played Albert in War Horse at the New London Theatre. Onscreen he has also appeared in Spooks and the film Pompeii.
This centuries-old play is sure to be a powerful and compelling production when it opens in the West End, giving audiences a chance to revisit a classic text from a new angle.
Doctor Faustus runs at the Duke of York’s Theatre from Thursday 21st April 2016 (previews from Saturday 9th April 2016).
|Booking From:||Saturday, 25th June 2016|
|Booking Until:||Saturday, 25th June 2016|
|Important Info:||Contains themes of an adult nature, scenes of sexual violence and nudity.|
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