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A literary lap dance: Doctor Faustus reviewed

Plus: at the Lyttelton Theatre, a Soviet satire becomes a smart contemporary spoof in the hands of Suhayla El-Bushra

7 May 2016

9:00 AM

7 May 2016

9:00 AM

Doctor Faustus

Duke of York’s Theatre, until 25 June

The Suicide

Lyttelton, in rep until 25 June

Great excitement for play-goers as a rare version of a theological masterpiece arrives in the West End. Doctor Faustus stars Kit Harington, a handsome, bearded bantamweight with round glasses and rock-star curls. We first meet him wearing a grey hoodie and lounging in a bedsit surrounded by cheap Catholic statuary.

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