Faustus: the real deal?

✮✮✮ ‘Loud, funny, shocking, rude and provocative’ is how director Mike Taylor describes Doctor Faustus, and his production very nearly makes good on this promise. The acting is first-class, the script sly and amusing, and the production full of (literal) pyrotechnics. However, the transposition of the action to the modern day neither adds anything substantial […]

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Winging It: 0th Week

GODS This column, which was born today, almost certainly with some complications. With a life expectancy of eight weeks, we’ll take a brief look at the theatre world beyond Oxford. The kind of a look you’d expect from someone fewer than two months old. CIRCLE Mike Poulton has successfully adapted Wolf Hall and Bringing Up […]

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