In a grimy Whitechapel garret at the end of the 19th century, John Faustus – scholar, anatomist, lunatic – signs away his soul. Cambridge University’s leading theatre company presents a nauseously comic, visually stunning production of Kit Marlowe’s most famous play, incorporating physical theatre and spectacle to explore life after the end of faith. ‘Doctor Faustus was utterly brilliant in its conception and performance. See this’ (Tab). ‘A consummate unification of art and drama’ (Cambridge Student). ***** ‘[CUADC] raises the bar so high that other 5-star shows look amateurish in comparison’ (BroadwayBaby.com).
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