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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Review: Dr Faustus

Christopher Marlowe’s most famous play, Doctor Faustus, sees the eponymous antihero sell his soul in a quest for power and knowledge. By the end of this performance I was almost willing to sell my soul for it not to have rained. Unfortunately for Christ Church’s unpolished production, the atmospheric setting of the grandeur of the Christ […]

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Preview: Dr Faustus

Demons, devils, and black magic; Marlowe’s Faustus is no light-hearted comedy. It’s ambitious stuff for students to undertake, and the play’s grandiose themes and supernatural setting create a lot of potential for disaster. Thankfully, this production has a strong lead, careful and meticulous direction, and will be staged at the magnificent Christ Church cathedral gardens […]

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