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Published on 25 Dec 2013 | over 4 years ago

Bored with study, Doctor Faustus looks for a short cut to infinite knowledge in his magic books -- and raises Satan's little helper, Mephistopheles, who joins the renegade scholar as they rampage across Europe. Faustus squanders the Devil's promised prize of knowing it all in his pursuit of shallow and hedonistic pleasures; after all, the payment demand for his immortal soul seems so insignificant.

In a world where the internet grants us boundless knowledge and we fill precious time with cat antics, pornography and celebrity tittle-tattle, Faustus, a mischievous, party loving hell raiser, knows he should find salvation, but doesn't time fly when you're having fun?

OTG's devilish production of Marlowe's classic play sets the timeless story of wasted opportunities against a background of 24 hour TV, confessional chat shows and cheap thrills.

And in the wings, something shadowy is waiting for us with infinite patience, ready to collect...

The A Text, with minor revisions, some lines re-apportioned. Performed between December 17 and 21st 2013, staged at the Old Fire Station in Oxford.

Cast:

Joshua Hall - Faustus
Bayley Eyley - Mephistopheles
Richard Readshaw - Wagner
Jack Taylor - Good Angel, Ralph, Duke
Lindsey-Anne Bridges - Bad Angel and Robin
Nic Evans - Valdes, Knight, Horse
Mona Schroedel - Cornelius, Beezelbub, Vintner
Tim Younger - Lucifer, First Friar, Alexander
Andrew Whiffin - Old Man, Pride, Cardinal
Simon Marie - First Scholar, Gluttony, Emperor
Megan McInerney - Second Scholar, Wrath, Evil Sprite, Horse-Courser
Sarah Pyper - Third Scholar, Sloth, Clown, Attendant
Katie Floyd - Hot Whore, Nun, Lechery, Duchess, Paramour of Alexander
Peter Malin - Pope, Envy, Final Chorus
Jessica Heinold - Helen of Troy, Evil Sprite, Covetousness


Crew

Director Mike Taylor
Assistant Director Laura Callaghan
Production Manager Dominic Hargreaves
Design Vince Haig
Costume Design Helen Moulford
Lighting Design Michael Howe
Original Sound and Music Chris Bayne
Stage Manager Laurence Goodwin
Assistant Stage Manager Joe O'Connor
Technical Director Dominic Hargreaves
Lighting Operator Sara-Jayne Slack
Sound and Video Operator Alison Sweatman
Special Effects Operator Jacqui Lewis
Technical Consultant David Long
Costume Assistant Izzy Pellow
Properties Rosemary Saunders and Sarah Hutchison
Hair and Make-up Katie-Jane Whitlock
Set Construction David Long, Tim Younger, Brian Plater, Tom Atkinson, Ellie Tranter and Simon Parr
Publicity Manager Joanna Matthews
Publicity Team Kevin Elliott and Simon Tavener
Press Officer Kate Astley
Camera Operator Arthur Bullard
Video Editing Chris Bayne
Box Office Manager Carla Hovell
Programme Laura Callaghan
Production Photography Cate Field
Accent Coach Philippa Vose

Thanks

Oxford Theatre Guild wishes to thank Oriel College; The National Trust at Hughenden Manor; Plant Sciences, University of Oxford; Oxford Operatic Society; Oxford Playhouse; the Mullard family at Burcot; Joseph Kenneway; our front of house volunteers; the OUDS wardrobe; Summertown URC; Oxfordshire Libraries; and everyone at Arts at the Old Fire Station

www.oxfordtheatreguild.com


You can contact the director on mike@111theatre.co.uk
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