Doctor Faustus re-imagined

Date Posted: 23/11/2012

West Yorkshire Playhouse and Glasgow’s Citizens Theatre have joined forces to co-produce a new production of Christopher Marlowe’s mythic tale Doctor Faustus.

Opening in Leeds on 22nd February and running until 16th March, Doctor Faustus will then play from 4th to 27th April at the Citizens Theatre. 


Faustus’s restless quest for knowledge and his insatiable desire for notoriety drive him to make a pact with the devil in return for the power to perform the black arts.

The life-changing decision propels him into a heady, celebrity-obsessed world, as magician and illusionist to the rich and famous. Quenching sexual desires as his power grows; he must question whether the price was worth paying.

This new adaptation combines Marlowe’s original acts with a re-imagining by West Yorkshire Playhouse associate Colin Teevan.

Firmly placing this classic story within a present context, the universal truths held in the 400-year-old cautionary tale resonate powerfully with the greed of today’s consumer-led society.

Group theatre rates

Both the West Yorkshire Playhouse and Citizens Theatre offer special rates for group travel organisers purchasing ten or more tickets.

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