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DOCTOR FAUSTUS – RSC, Barbican Centre

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It’s a rare feeling to sit in the audience for a play and feel you truly don’t know what to expect – in the age of social media, it’s impossible not to have a good idea what to expect, but when two men walk onto the stage at the beginning of Faustus, stare each other in the eye and light a match cast, crew and audience will all find out together who will take the titular role.

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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).