Win Two Tickets To See Doctor Faustus By The Royal Shakespeare Company

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Win Two Tickets To See Doctor Faustus By The Royal Shakespeare Company

This is a sponsored competition on behalf of the Royal Shakespeare Company

The opening of the Royal Shakespeare Company's visceral adaptation of Doctor Faustus is unique.

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.

Doctor Faustus by the Royal Shakespeare Company Barbican 1
Sandy Grierson and Oliver Ryan star in this extraordinary production. Photo by Helen Maybanks.

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. He agrees to 24 years of absolute knowledge — in exchange for his soul.

Royal Shakespeare Company Doctor Faustus
The RSC’s compelling take on Doctor Faustus is full of devilish ritual and punk cabaret.  Photo by Helen Maybanks.

Transferring to the Barbican, 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.

Described by The Times as "soul-scouring theatre", and by The Stage as bristling "with originality and vision", it stars Sandy Grierson (The Tempest, Twelfth Night, The Comedy of Errors 2012) and Oliver Ryan (As You Like It and Hamlet 2013) in the roles of the doctor and the demon.

Who will play Faustus when you see it?

This unmissable, critically-acclaimed production is at the Barbican for only four weeks, and we have a pair of tickets to give away, worth almost £100. This competition is now closed.

Doctor Faustus runs at the Barbican from 7 September-1 October. Tickets are £10-49.50, available from the Barbican box office.

Doctor Faustus at the Barbican 2016
Enter our competition to win a pair of tickets to see Doctor Faustus at the Barbican.

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.
  • The appearance of any particular artist cannot be guaranteed as they may be subject to illness or unscheduled leave.
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Last Updated 06 September 2016