The Shakespeare’s Globe have sent us a press release, along with images, of Arthur Darvill’s upcoming play Doctor Faustus:
Doctor Who’s Arthur Darvill in Shakespeare’s Globe’s Doctor Faustus
Arthur Darvill, who is best known for his role as the Doctor’s current companion Rory in BBC’s Doctor Who, will play Mephistopheles in Shakespeare’s Globe’s first production of Christopher Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus. Paul Hilton, who was recently seen in the BBC drama Silk, will play the title role of the scholar who makes a pact with the devil in exchange for knowledge. The production will run from 18 June to 2 October and is directed by Matthew Dunster and designed by Paul Wills. They will both collaborate with Puppetry Director Steve Tiplady, former Artistic Director of Little Angel Theatre Company, to transform the Globe in to an arena of wild spectacle with larger than life puppets and illusion. Huge flying dragons and horned stilt walkers will help to bring this dark fantastical world to life.
Doctor Faustus is one of the greatest tragedies in English before Shakespeare, and is being staged for the first time at the current Globe. Restless for knowledge and power, Faustus forsakes scholarship and makes a pact with the Devil: In exchange for giving his soul to the Devil after death, the evil spirit Mephistopheles will serve him for 24 years, providing him with magic and knowledge beyond his wildest dreams.
Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe at Shakespeare’s Globe
18 June – 02 October 2011
Press night – Thursday 23 June
Midnight Matinee: Saturday 23 July
Director Matthew Dunster
Designer Paul Wills
Composer Jules Maxwell
Puppet Director Steve Tiplady
Cast and creative team:
The full cast is – Charlotte Broom, Michael Camp, Nigel Cooke, Jonathan Cullen, Arthur Darvill, Robert Goodale, Paul Hilton, Sarita Piotrowski, Will Mannering, Pearce Quigley, Iris Roberts, Beatriz Romilly, Richard Clews, Felix Scott, Chinna Wodu, Jade Williams.
Phone 020 7401 9919 or 020 7087 7398
In person Mon-Sat 10am-6pm (8pm on performance days)
Sundays 10am-5pm (7pm on performances days)
Tickets £5.00 – £37.50
Setting The Scene (pre-performance talks) – 21 June; 12, 26 and 28 July; 13, 15 and 20 September
Talking Theatre (post matinee) – 27 July and 21 September
Study Day – 2 July
Audio Described performance – Sunday 17 July at 1pm
Sign Language-interpreted performance – Sunday 14 August at 1pm
Shakespeare’s Globe Access Line 020 7902 1409 or email firstname.lastname@example.org