This journey through temptation, magic, sin and despair, questions the true nature of power and the ultimate purpose and value of being human. Raw comedy and tragedy combine to reveal the story of a flawed and isolated man. Goold's adaptation of Christopher Marlowe's classic juxtaposes medieval Germany with modern London. As John Faustus seals his pact with the devil, in 21st-century Hoxton, contemporay artists Jake and Dinos Chapman prepare a controversial and provocative new work.Performers Scott Handy (Dr John Faustus), Sophie Hunter (Helena), Mark Lockyer (Foster), Jake Maskall (Mephistopheles), Jason Morell (Cornelius/Vega/Pope), Stephen Noonan (Jake Chapman), Jonjo O'Neill (Dinos Chapman).
Author Christopher Marlowe. Producer Hampstead Theatre. Company Headlong Theatre (previously known as Oxford Stage Company). Director Rupert Goold. Design Laura Hopkins. Lighting Malcolm Rippeth. Sound Adam Cork. Design Lorna Heavey (video and projection design).