Christopher Marlowe


John Faustus in search of complete fulfilment sells his soul to the Devil in return for 24 years of unlimited knowledge, power and fame, as the clock strikes 12 on his final day, Mephistopheles enters, repayment is due.

Christopher Marlowe’s extraordinary, theatrical and fantastical Doctor Faustus comes to the stage in this all-new ensemble production.

The production contains smoke, haze, smoking, strobe lighting, blood, scenes of a violent and sexual nature.


“The whole work is a shocking, beautifully visual feast... Dark, brooding work of art”

Theatre Reviews Hub on Salomé

Thurs 1st Sept - Sat 1st Oct 2022
Southwark Playhouse

Mon - Sat at 8pm
Tues & Sat Matinee at 3.30pm

Tickets: £24, £20,
All preview tickets £14

Run time: 90mins no interval

Education Group rate: £10
To book please call the Box Office on 020 7407 0234

Streamed performance Thurs 6th Oct 2022

Tickets: from £10

Join us on Wednesday 14th September when host Terri Paddock will be joined by Cast and Creative team to delve behind the making process, explore Marlowe's mighty line and find out just what it takes to make a Lazarus ensemble production in our free post show Q&A.


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Doctor Faustus in the Engine Room


Jamie O'Neill – Doctor Faustus                            

David Angland - Mephistopheles                         

Hamish Somers - Valdes, G Angel, Gluttony, Knight                       

Rachel Kelly - Cornelius, E Angel, Envy, 3rd Scholar                          

Candis Butler Jones - Bride from Hell, Lucifer, Helen of Troy, Paramour

Charis Murray - Sloth, Pope, 2nd Scholar                                  

Henrietta Rhodes - Covetousness, C Loraine, Duchess                                 

Henry Mettle - Wrath, Emperor, Old Man                       

Stefan Capper - Pride, Alexander the Great, 1st Scholar                                

Jordan Peedell - Lechery, 1st Friar, Duke

Creative Team

Written by Christopher Marlowe

Directed by Ricky Dukes

Design by Sorcha Corcoran

Lighting Design by Stuart Glover

Sound Design by Sam Glossop

Costume Design by Reuben Speed

Music by Bobby Locke

Stage Manager - Verena Prandstaetter

Assistant Designer - Kaitlin Duncan

Ken Pickering Future Directors Scheme Assistant Director - Airlie Delyse

Company Photographer - Adam Trigg

Actor Portrait Photographer - Alex Brenner

Graphic Designer - Bobby Bowyer

Producer for LTC - Gavin Harrington-Odedra

PR - Chloé Nelkin Consulting


“Visceral, brutal and horrifically messy… An exceptional, must-see production”

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