I shared some of my own thoughts about Jamie Lloyd‘s new production of Doctor Faustus – along with choice quotes (be they care of Christopher Marlowe or Colin Teevan) – last night. This morning’s other coverage following the star-studded opening night is, like the story itself, a mixture of heaven and hell.
While most critics found some praise for the lead performances by Kit Harington and Jenna Russell (as Mephistopheles), they were, by and large, less won over by Lloyd’s “cacophonous” production of Teevan’s “messy” modern mash-up. But there’s little doubt that Game of Thrones‘ fans won’t be disappointed their Jon Snow’s onstage revelations (particularly those of the flesh) or the presence of so many other Thrones stars in the well-papped gala coverage. It truly is a case of life imitating art imitating life. What would Marlowe have to say about that?
I’ve rounded up some of the key overnight reviews, news and features below.