Win a pair of tickets to the RSC’s production of Doctor Faustus at the Barbican

Doctor Faustus | The Barbican | 7 Sep – 1 Oct 2016

Two actors enter. Each lights a match and watches it burn. Whoever’s goes out first ‘loses’ and must play the fated doctor, while the other plays the demon Mephistophilis, in this notorious tale of vanity, greed and damnation.

Faustus is a solitary scholar who has exhausted the confines of human knowledge. Frustrated with the futility of religion, law and science, he is desperate for a deeper understanding of the universe – and the fame it will bring. Risking everything, he conjures Mephistophilis and asks him to strike a deal with Lucifer. Twenty-four years of absolute knowledge in exchange for his soul.

Transferring to the Barbican, London, following its successful run at the Royal Shakespeare Company’s home in Stratford-upon-Avon, Maria Aberg’s punchy production updates Marlowe for our times with ritual, cabaret and carnival. Bristling ‘with originality and vision’ (The Stage), it sees Sandy Grierson and Oliver Ryan share the roles of the doctor and the demon.

Who will play Faustus when you see it?


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Competition closes at 5pm on 5 September 2016.

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Terms and Conditions:

The prize includes one pair of tickets (usual value £49.50 per ticket) to DOCTOR FAUSTUS at the Barbican. Tickets are valid for Monday-Thursday evening performances from 7-29 September 2016. Matinees are not included. Tickets are strictly subject to availability and non-transferable. No cash alternative available. Any additional expenses incurred over and above the prize element must be covered by the winner. The cost of travel is not included in the prize. Unfortunately, the appearance of any particular artist cannot be guaranteed as they may be subject to illness or unscheduled leave. By entering this competition you agree to by added to the AYT newsletter.

Photo: Helen Maybanks