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Studio Talk: Faustus

18 Feb 2020

Interpreting Faustus: Marlowe through modern eyes

Studio Talk is a programme of pre-show events hosted by Fiona Mountford, each inspired by one of our Main House productions.

This talk for Faustus explores the different ways that Dr. Faustus, a play written over 400 years ago, continues to be interpreted, adapted and reimagined by the artists of today.

Playwright Chris Bush and Lyric Artistic Director Rachel O’Riordan will be joined on the panel by directors Paulette Randall and Jeremy Howe, both of whom have directed versions of Doctor Faustus.

Paulette was the Associate Director of the Opening Ceremony for the 2012 London Olympic Games. Her television credits include: Tin Star, Death In Paradise, Casualty, River City and Holby City. Theatre credits include: Dr Faustus (The Globe), Love Letters To The NHS (National Theatre Wales), Daisy Pulls It Off (Park Theatre).

Jeremy is the Editor of Radio 4’s long running continuing drama The Archers. Before that for over a decade he was the Commissioning Editor of Drama and Fiction for Radio 4. He has worked as a theatre director, and as a radio and television producer. He has directed Dr Faustus twice – once as a student at the Oxford Playhouse and at again at York Theatre Royal. When he was in charge of the drama on Radio 3 he commissioned The Complete Works of Christopher Marlowe – a season of all his poetry and plays.