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Doctor Faustus - West End

£85

Faustus makes a pact with the Devil, selling his soul in return for the ability to perform absolutely anything he pleases with the power of black magic. This fatal decision catapults him into an intoxicating world of celebrity, as he becomes a world-renowned conjuror, international heartthrob and friend of the rich, famous and powerful. But what is the cost of his insatiable thirst for wealth and fame?



With blackly comic new scenes by Colin Teevan, the story of this 400-year-old play is transported to a celebrity-obsessed society of greed and instant gratification, offering a fresh, new perspective that chimes with our times.

Schedule

Running Time: 2 hours and 15 minutes, with 1 interval

No further performances of Doctor Faustus

Duke of York's Theatre

(London, )
(Leicester Square) St. Martin's Lane
London,
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