Contemporary short fiction, poetry and more

Marlowe’s ‘Faustus’

I’m putting on a new production* of “Doctor Faustus” with some bravely experimental casting.

  • Faustus – Ade Edmondson
  • Wagner – Paul Merton
  • Chorus – Lenny Henry
  • Mephistopheles – David Mitchell
  • Lucifer – Gary Oldman
  • Good Angel – Susan Calman
  • Bad Angel – Sue Perkins
  • Pope – Steve Coogan
  • Pride – Boris Johnson (after some intense acting lessons, given his performance on “Eastenders”)
  • Wrath – Richard Wilson (aka Victor Meldrew)
  • Envy – Will Self
  • Gluttony – Caitlin Moran
  • Sloth – Phil Tufnell
  • Covetousness – Henning Vehn
  • Lechery – Dawn French

Other parts by members of the cast.


* This isn’t true.


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