Dr Faustus

Our very own Venetia Twigg is directing Dr Faustus on an Autumn Tour now.

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Exquisite PUPPETRY, PHYSICAL THEATRE and CIRCUS ARTISTRY throw petrol over the flames of this hellish tale of pride and the divine battle for one circus leader’s soul.

In a world pulsing with vanity and expectation, what happens when the greatest loved icon runs out of clever ideas? Set under the straining tent poles of the world’s most famous circus, Dr. Faustus employs the one tactic not yet undertaken – black magic.

Acclaimed Company Director Venetia Twigg directs this visceral and physical production, whilst the company’s devilish puppets wander the stage.

Following on from the successes of previous tours; Tartuffe, Lysistrata, and Lorca’s Blood Wedding, Theatrical Niche continue to challenge themselves and their audience with each new tour, using specialist and surprising world theatre techniquesText Box: AUTUMN TOUR 2016. This will be the tenth tour for Theatrical Niche Ltd having toured regionally and to great success and acclaim since 2012, (four times in conjunction with Arts Council England).

Charlotte Watson (Dr. Faustus)
Matthew Springett (Wagner/Mephistophilis)
Alice Sillett (Calamity/Empress/Ensemble)
Rayo Patel (Acrobat/Benvolio/Ensemble)

DIRECTING TEAM: Venetia Twigg (Director)
Sheri Sadd (Movement Director)
Maia Kirkman-Richards (Puppet Director)

DESIGN: Amanda Mascarenhas (Set & Costume Design)
Nic Farman (Lighting Design)
Sam Owen (Lighting Co-designer/Operator)


Friday 14th October – Trinity Theatre (Tunbridge Wells) 8pm

Monday 17th October – Arts Theatre (London) 7:30pm

Tuesday 18th October – Arts Theatre (London) 7:30pm

Wednesday 19th October – Arts Theatre (London) 7:30pm

Thursday 20th October – Guildhall Arts Centre (Grantham) 7:30pm

Friday 28th October – Milton Rooms (Yorks) 7:30pm

Friday 4th November – Marlowe Studio Theatre (Canterbury) 8pm

Thursday 10th November – Auden Theatre (Holt, Norfolk) 7:30pm

Tuesday 15th November – Forest Arts Centre (Hampshire) 7:30pm

Thursday 17th November – Stantonbury Theatre (Milton Keynes) 7:30pm

Contact info@theatricalniche.co.uk / 07789932182 for further information

As the production is both multidisciplinary and on several syllabuses, we will also be providing bespoke workshops to accompany the piece, free question and answers sessions and free Puppetry workshops to group bookings of 8+ where applicable (and in agreement with venues).