Doctor Faustus

Marlow's classic tale is brought to the Zoo, ever the first venue to take on the more risque of performances, in a show that delivers plenty of raunchiness, devilish cunning and lustful deceit as Doctor Faustus wrestles in his role between hunter and hunted.The 'victim' Faustus is expertly performed as a cunning deceiver who is nevertheless suseptible to the temptresses who are constantly at his door. The frailties that Faustus possesses are enticed out of him by the devil, who is ably backed up by his seven deadly sins who both enthrall and antagonise the Doctor.The show certainly doesn't lack in energy or aptitude, although some lines are occasionally not delivered to the same gusto at which the physical theatre suggests they should be. The devil assumes total control of the play, despite what 'promises' are made to Faustus, and while the tempting of the central character could be performed on a grander level, it is nevertheless stimulating. Not a play for those of a nervous disposition, but the pain and sinful nature that Faustus both represents and suffers is very well portrayed.

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The Blurb

This risqué adaptation of Marlowe's classic sees the seven deadly sins take centre stage to perform an outrageous show unlike any other. Dare you risk your own soul by joining Faustus and entering this world of depravity?

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