CORONAVIRUS: All UK venues closed on 16th March 2020 and there is currently no planned re-opening time though it will not be before 1st June 2020 and is most likely to be September (according to some West End producers).
Some shows have been cancelled, or closed early, but many are being rescheduled and we are trying to keep up with the changes - assume that anything posted for April and May is actually postponed or cancelled. Pantomimes are possible but a few venues and shows may not return and larger venues and tours are unlikely to re-appear before 2021 though we have some hope for some panto ....
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. 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 RupertÂ¹s 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. Performers Scott Handy (Faustus), Martin Savage (Jake Chapman), Richard Katz (Dinos Chapman), Paul Chahidi, Sophie Hunter, Jason Morell. AuthorChristopher Marlowe.ProducerRoyal and Derngate Theatre.DirectorRupert Goold.Adapted byRupert Goold.DesignLaura Hopkins.LightingRick Fisher.MusicAdam Cork.