Dr Faustus (2019/20)
This year adaptors Kerry Frampton and Ben Hales are revisiting Christopher Marlowe's famous morality play Dr Faustus. We first adapted Dr Faustus for our 2009/2010 tour, and although a lot has changed in the last 10 years, the story of a pompous idiot laughing in the face of nature, selling his soul to the Devil in a poorly-explained deal that promises much but delivers nothing... well, it seemed to resonate as strongly as ever.
Our revised adaptation keeps the crowd-pleasing spectacle (and much of the language) of Marlowe's original, but brings the audience closer than ever to the demonic temptations of Lucifer, Beezlebub and Mephistopheles. Surely a 21st century audience will not sell their own souls so cheaply? We can't wait to find out.