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Kit Harington returns to the West End in Jamie Lloyd’s Doctor Faustus

Kit Harington will appear in Doctor Faustus at the Duke of York's Theatre from April
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Game of Thrones star Kit Harington will return to the West End in a new production of Doctor Faustus.

Harington – who starred in the original casts of War Horse and Posh – is to play the titular character in the play, and will be directed by Jamie Lloyd.

It will also be the first time Colin Teevan’s adaptation of Christopher Marlowe’s 16th century text has played in London.

Harington said: “I have been away from the theatre for six years, so the combination of Colin Teevan’s inventive version of Marlowe’s extraordinary play in the hands of the visionary director Jamie Lloyd all felt like the perfect reason to come back.”

He added: “Faustus’ journey is exhilarating and the idea of playing a magician – a showman – is hugely exciting.”

Doctor Faustus will run at the Duke of York’s Theatre from April 9 to June 4, with press previews from April 21 and a gala night on April 25.

Describing his new production, Lloyd said: “Kit Harington is one of the most dynamic young actors around and he’s eager for a new challenge.

“This version of this legendary play combines the very best of Marlowe’s text with thrilling work by Colin Teevan, which replaces the notorious central acts, long-suspected to be of spurious origin.”

Soutra Gilmour will design the production, alongside music and sound by Ben and Max Ringham and lighting by Jon Clark.

Further casting is yet to be announced.

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