In exchange for his soul and eternal damnation, for 24 years Faustus gets infinite knowledge and the chance to indulge in any and every fantasy. In the process he becomes well acquainted with the Seven Deadly Sins.
With blackly comic new scenes by Colin Teevan and dynamic stage illusions, the story of this 400-year-old play is transported to a celebrity-obsessed society of greed and instant gratification, offering a fresh, new perspective that chimes with our times.
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“Alas, Harington cannot carry this play... his high declamatory delivery actually means speeches fail to register... A hot mess. ”