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Doctor Faustus

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About the Show Less...

Marlowe's mythic tale about mankind's insatiable desire for knowledge and power. Read More >

Doctor Faustus, restless for knowledge, forsakes scholarship for magic and makes a pact with the Devil: if the evil spirit Mephistopheles will serve him for 24 years, Faustus will yield his soul to the Devil after death. It isn’t long before Faustus has doubts about the bargain, but Mephistopheles has plenty of entertainment at hand to disract Faustus from the terrifying reality of his position and the prospect of its agonising conclusion.

Christopher Marlowe puts comedy and poetry into a mythic tale illustrating mankind’s insatiable desire for knowledge and power.

This is the first time that Doctor Faustus has been staged at Shakespeare’s Globe.

This production of Doctor Faustus uses Renaissance costumes and staging.

For more about Doctor Faustus at Shakespeare’s Globe read the First Night Feature.


Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 18/06/2011

Opening Night: 23/06/2011

Closing Night: 02/10/2011

Running time: 2h45

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Cast & Creative


Paul Hilton, Arthur Darvill, Charlotte Broom, Michael Camp, Richard Clews, Nigel Cooke, Jonathan Cullen, Robert Goodale, Sarita Piotrowski, Will Mannering, Pearce Quigley, Iris Roberts, Beatriz Romilly, Felix Scott, Jade Williams, Chinna Wodu


Director - Matthew Dunster

Designer - Paul Wills

Choreographer - Georgina Lamb

Author - Christopher Marlowe

Music By - Jules Maxwell