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Exciting boundary-pushing Icelandic company Vesturport works its theatrical magic on the universal tale of a man who sells his soul to the devil. Read More >

Exciting boundary-pushing Icelandic company Vesturport works its theatrical magic on Faust, the universal tale of a man who sells his soul to the devil.

Loud, fast, explosive and acrobatic, this acclaimed production of Faust is hilarious and terrifying; an unforgettable journey of faith, doubt, love, desire and happiness.

Vesturport’s production of Faust also features music by Nick Cave, who is best known as the front man of Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds, and his collaborator of 15 years, violinist and composer Warren Ellis. The show’s score ranges from devilish glam-rock to soulful ballads.

The circus-inspired production of Faust is co-written and directed by Gísli Örn Garðarsson whose work as a director and adaptor has included productions of Metamorphoses (Lyric Hammersmith and world tour) and Woyzeck (Young Vic at the Barbican). He has also performed in A Matter Of Life And Death (National Theatre), Nights At The Circus (Lyric Hammersmith) and in the recent blockbuster film Prince Of Persia.

This production of Faust is a UK premiere.

For more about Faust at the Young Vic read the First Night Feature.

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Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 25/09/2010

Opening Night: 01/10/2010

Closing Night: 30/10/2010

Running time: 2h

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Cast & Creative

Cast

Nína Dögg Filippusdóttir, Rúnar Freyr Gíslason, Hilmir Snær Guðnason, Þorsteinn Gunnarsson, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson, Hanna María Karlsdóttir, Víkingur Kristjánsson, Svava Björg Örlygsdóttir, Jóhannes Níels Sigurðsson, Unnur Ösp Stefánsdóttir

Creative

Director - Gísli Örn Garðarsson

Producer - Vesturport and Reykjavík City Theater production co-produced by Theatre im Pfalzbau

Lighting Designer - Þórður Orri Pétursson

Set Designer - Axel Jóhannesson

Author - Adapted from Goethe

Music By - Nick Cave and Warren Ellis

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