Doctor Faustus

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4th February - 2nd April 2011

Blackwell's Bookshop

In a basement room deep beneath the rolling quad of Trinity College, a scholar is preparing to offer the devil his soul in exchange for absolute power…

Join Creation Theatre Company as we transform the world-famous Blackwell’s bookshop into the setting for Christopher Marlowe’s spell-binding story of the demon Mephistopheles, the quest for knowledge and a flawed man willing to pay the ultimate price.

What they all said…

“Creation has pulled a masterstroke in securing this venue for its new production”
“This is a Faustus motored by a constant, devilish dynamism…a raffish and alluring performance by Gus Gallagher… this is a winner”

Andrew Blades, The Stage

“A highly enterprising revival of Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus… Charlotte Conquest delivers and engagingly physical production… with all kinds of surprises being sprung from behind the philosophy and religion bookshelves and through the trapdoors of the customised stage”

Dominic Cavendish, The Telegraph

“one of Creation’s most intimate and unusual performance venues in their 15 year history provides a totally unique theatrical experience.”

Oxford City Guide

“the Norrington space and surrounds are used marvellously throughout this exciting production”
“Gallagher is powerful in presenting strength and despair”
“Creation Theatre excellence.”

Nick Utechin, Oxford Mail

“Charlotte Conquest’s accomplished, innovative production excels in its handling of Marlowe’s philosophical and theological grapplings…a thought-provoking twist on the seventeenth century production”

Oxford Theatre Review

“Creation’s ambition and creativity are to be applauded”

Simon Tavener, whats on stage

“An energetic and imaginative production, aptly located”

Timothy Ramsden, Reviewsgate


Alex Scott Fairley
Damian Davis
Gus Gallagher
Gwynfor Jones
Richard Kidd

Director – Charlotte Conquest

Box office 01865 766266

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