Doctor Faustus, 2018
by Christopher Marlowe
For our 2018 full touring production we transposed this renaissance classic to our times. Music and song interweaved with rousing performances from a trinity of actors in a unique version of Christopher Marlowe’s renowned tale.
Running time: 90 minutes approx.
Recommended age 12+
Faustus is a respected but frustrated scholar. He dreams of knowledge beyond the realm of men – of all things that move beyond the quiet poles, the mysteries of the universe, the secrets of kings; a knowledge that will lead to great power and eternize his legacy.
This unquenchable desire for fame drives him to master the metaphysics of magicians and he summons the demon Mephastophilis. Despite his own doubts and Mephastophilis’ warnings, the fated doctor demands he strike a deal with Lucifer – Faustus’ soul for twenty-four years of omnipotence.
Drunk with his new powers he travels the world gaining un-matched notoriety the cost of which is infinitely high as the damned hour approaches.
“The music, archetypes, and languages that Tangle Theatre weave into it create moments of overwhelming beauty”
“Mogali Masuku is phenomenally effective as Faust’s demonic companion Mestophiles.”
“Tangle evokes a sense of high Renaissance drama …Crackles with terrific lighting design.”
What's On Stage
“The performances from the cast are superb”
The Bike Shed Theatre
21 – 24 February
Bridgwater Arts Centre
The David Hall
South Molton Community College
13 – 17 March
Mephastophilis / Evil Angel / Valdes / Rafe / Seven Sins / Alexander / Helen
Good Angel / Cornelius / Devil / Robin / Pope / Emperor / FernandinadoJoshua Liburd
Composer & Arranger
Deborah Baddoo MBE
Company Stage Manager