Faustus archiveThis 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. This new production of Faustus juxtaposes the original Marlowe script with a new parallel storyline about the "enfant terribles" of Britart - the Chapman Brothers' (whose notorious work Hell was destroyed in the Monmart fire in London this year) and the creation of one their most controversial works yet - Insult to Injury. The new plot is a fictionalised account of the alteration of the Goya etchings. It asks questions about how far art should be held as sacred and whether it is ever justifiable to alter or update a piece of art. It also questions the nature of 'good' and 'evil', providing a Faustian parable for the 21st Century. This production is set to cement Rupert¹s reputation for breathing new life into classic works of English literature. Through a spectacular combination of music, video and lighting Faustus switches between Elizabethan and modern England to create a unique theatrical experience.


Scott Handy (Faustus), Martin Savage (Jake Chapman), Richard Katz (Dinos Chapman), Paul Chahidi, Sophie Hunter, Jason Morell


Author: Christopher Marlowe
Producer: Royal and Derngate Theatre
Director: Rupert Goold
Adapted by: Rupert Goold
Design: Laura Hopkins
Lighting: Rick Fisher
Music: Adam Cork


Faustus (Play) production archive for QTIX code T0389505212. Details of all Faustus archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S01968009911

Archive Listings

29 Oct 04
20 Nov 04
Royal & Derngate
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Performance Details => Venue archive


CORONAVIRUS: All UK venues closed on 16th March 2020, restrictions were lifted on 19th July 2021. Please note that iUKTDb archive listings between March 2020 and July 2021 may not be accurate as we did not receive details of all rescheduled and cancelled shows.

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