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Doctor Faustus

23 February 2013 to 16 March 2013

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Quarry Theatre

£12 Ticket

Tickets from £12 to £27
Discounts £3 off in A & B Monday to Friday
Groups 5+ £3 off
Groups 10+ £5 off
Groups 25+ £6 off Area A

Running Time : Please contact Box office for more information

Suitable for 14+ (Due to strong language and scenes of a sexual nature)

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Community Network 25 & 26 February 7.30pm, 2 March 2.00pm, 7 March 1.30pm, 7, 8 & 15 March 7.30pm
Post Show Discussion 6 March 7.30pm
Captioned 15 March 7.30pm
Audio Described 8 March 7.30pm and 14 March 1.30pm
BSL 7 March 7.30pm

West Yorkshire Playhouse and Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

By Christopher Marlowe and Colin Teevan
Directed by Dominic Hill
Designed by Colin Richmond
Lighting Designer Tim Mitchell
Composer and Sound Designer Dan Jones
Casting Director Camilla Evans

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We all want what we can't have.
But what price would we pay to get it?

Faustus is restless for knowledge and his insatiable desire for notoriety has driven him to make a pact with the Devil in return for the power to perform the black arts.

This life-changing decision propels him into the heady world of the rich and famous as he becomes a globe-trotting magician to the stars. Finally, beautiful women pay him attention, celebrities want to be his friend and he has the world at his feet to manipulate as he pleases.

But was the price worth paying?

In this darkly disturbing new production, Christopher Marlowe's mythic tale of mankind's greed for power gets a modern day twist as three of the original acts are played out with two specially commissioned new ones from Colin Teevan (How Many Miles to Basra?, Don Quixote). West Yorkshire Playhouse is thrilled to be working with Glasgow's Citizens Theatre and its Artistic Director Dominic Hill.

"There is a wonderful sense that evil lurks in every corner"
The Guardian - 4 Stars

"A thing of beauty to watch"
The Independent - 4 Stars

"faithful and clever"
The Herald Scotland - 4 Stars

"catches well the hellish claustrophobia of our restless urges"
The Telegraph

Cast includes Siobhan Redmond as Mephistopheles and Kevin Trainor as Faustus

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Acts 3 and 4 of Marlowe's mythic tale get a modern day twist by Colin Teevan. Acts 1,2 and 5 remain exactly as Marlowe penned them.

The Director's Lowdown:Conjuring Doctor Faustus

Director Dominic Hill and actors from the Doctor Faustus cast offer a unique and practical insight into the making of this fascinating production.

Thursday 07 March
10.00am - 11.30am  

£19.50 per student (includes ticket to matinee performance, 1.30pm)
Max: 250 students

Theatre Day: An Insight into the Rehearsal Room 

This practical workshop will give students a detailed insight into how the Director has approached the text in rehearsals. Students will take part in a variety of techniques and exercises direct from the rehearsal room.

Thursday 14 March
10.30am - 12.30pm

£19.50 per student (includes ticket to see matinee performance, 1.30pm)
Max: 30 students per session

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