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NEWS: Christopher Haydon announces his inaugural season at the Rose Theatre Kingston

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Having been appointed Rose Theatre’s artistic director in January 2020, Christopher Haydon was prevented from announcing his inaugural season until now due to Covid-19. With an emphasis on the female voice, the season will include five Rose Original productions – including two world premieres and a new version of an epic Brechtian masterpiece.

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Weekly Theatre Podcast: Doctor Faustus, Elegy, Iphigenia Quartet

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This week, the London theatre bloggers discuss Jamie Lloyd’s West End production of Doctor Faustus starring Game of Thrones’ hunk Kit Harington, Nick Payne’s new play Elegy starring Zoe Wanamaker at the Donmar Warehouse, and Iphigenia Quartet at the Gate Theatre.

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Press Pass: All the reviews (and Game Of Thrones pics) from Doctor Faustus opening

In Features, Interviews, London theatre, News, Opinion, Photos, Plays, Quotes, Reviews by Terri PaddockLeave a Comment

I shared some of my own thoughts about Jamie Lloyd‘s new production of Doctor Faustus – along with choice quotes (be they care of Christopher Marlowe or Colin Teevan) – last night. This morning’s other coverage following the star-studded opening night is, like the story itself, a mixture of heaven and hell.

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NEWS: Jenna Russell plays Mephistopheles in Doctor Faustus, three weeks added

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Due to unprecedented demand, a three-week extension is announced today for The Jamie Lloyd Company’s production of Doctor Faustus. Full casting has also been announced with Jenna Russell (pictured in the 2014 West End transfer of Urinetown) taking the role of Mephistopheles. Jade Anouka (Wagner), Tom Edden (Good Angel), Danielle Flett (Valdes), Brian Gilligan (Cornelius), Forbes Masson (Lucifer), Craig Stein (Evil Angel) and ensemble member Gabby Wong join Game of Thrones star Kit Harington (in the title role).

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NEWS: Game of Throne’s Kit Harington stars in West End Doctor Faustus, TICKETS NOW ON SALE

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Kit Harington will return to the London stage to play the title role in an anarchic production of Doctor Faustus at the West End’s Duke of York’s Theatre, London, from 9th April 2016. Directed by Jamie Lloyd, Christopher Marlowe’s masterwork, with two acts by Colin Teevan, will preview from Monday 9th April 2016, booking until Saturday 4th June. Further casting to be announced.

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KAFKA’S MONKEY – HOME, Manchester

In Plays, Regional theatre, Reviews, Touring by Kristy StottLeave a Comment

There are not many performers who could accomplish what Kathryn Hunter has achieved in this version of Kafka’s A Report to The Academy, interpreted for the stage by Colin Teevan and masterfully directed by Walter Meierjohann – her transformation to a monkey is beyond physically impressive. Hunter is wholly mesmerising throughout the performance- from the top of her jaunty bowler hat right down to the tips of her crooked fingers when she extends her hand to greet. She holds a command over the language and projects it with a rich and expressive tone of voice and incredible physicality. From the moment that we first see her shuffle across the stage, her body depicts a bewildered beast trapped halfway between ape and human. Hunter performs with wit and precision – furrowing her brow, her arms swinging and contorting uncomfortably and her loping gait – every sinew of her body works to create an entity trapped between the two different states of being. Startled by the world, she exhales heavily through her nostrils admitting that questioning freedom “leads to the most profound disillusionment”.