8 Feb - 9 Mar 2014

A Unicorn production


Marlowe's Dr Faustus re-imagined for a modern world.

  • By Chris Thorpe
  • Directed by Simon Evans
  • Designed by Ben Stones
  • Lighting designed by David W Kidd
  • Sound designed by Ed Lewis
  • Projection designed by Andrzej Goulding
  • Cast includes Kae Alexander, Irma Inniss, Ian Keir Attard, Rhys Rusbatch

Marlowe's Dr Faustus re-imagined for a modern world.

Lose yourself in an extraordinary story that will transport you to a supernatural world and bring magic to modern day life.

Hannah gets frustrated with the little things; her mum, on the other hand, is out at work, trying to save the world. But then Hannah's life is turned upside down and there are some very big decisions to be made...

Based on Marlowe's Dr FaustusHannah questions right and wrong, the lure of power, appearance and reality in a poetic script by Chris Thorpe (There Has Possibly Been An Incident, Edinburgh/Soho) that uses today's language in traditional verse form. 

Simon Evans (Silence of the Sea, Donmar Warehouse) has previously worked as a magical consultant for the National Theatre and Michael Grandage. By combining Evans' knowledge of magic and illusion with Goulding’s incredible video projections, Hannah (played by Kae Alexander, BBC3's Bad Education), seemingly floats down a mountain into the sea, spins the earth on its axis and plucks a star out of the sky without ever leaving the comfort of her bedroom.

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'Repackaging Marlowe’s Dr Faustus for a teenage audience is savvy, ambitious programming from Purni Morell’s Unicorn Theatre, which continues to fire on all cylinders.'


'Intelligent and nail-bitingly other-worldly, this is an exhilarating and fast-paced production that will appeal to all ages.'

Everything Theatre

'Andrzej Goulding's projections are stunning'

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  • Hannah Set Design

    Ben Stones' set design - the story will take place in Hannah's bedroom.

  • Hannah Set Design

    Andrzej Goulding's video projection will bring the set to life.

  • Hannah Set Design

    Hannah has control over the world without ever leaving her own bedroom.

  • Rehearsal Photos

    Kae Alexander as Hannah photo: Manuel Harlan

  • Rehearsal Photos

    Director, Simon Evans photo: Manuel Harlan

  • Rehearsal Photos

    Rhys Rusbatch photo: Manuel Harlan

  • Rehearsal Photos

    Ian Keir Attard as Dave photo: Manuel Harlan

  • Rehearsal Photos

    Kae Alexander and Irma Inniss photo: Manuel Harlan