In a 'steam punked' 1940s London, a long term 'spike victim' is injured, his implant failing. The spy who put it there has in the meantime fallen in love for real. She chooses to betray her mission and save her lover, but once he knows the truth about their deception, can he ever forgive her, let alone love her?
Amy Beth Hayes,
As midnight falls, all manner of terror invades the Earth. Demons, cannibals, killers, ghosts and monsters swarm the world in these tales of the supernatural, the fantastic, and the just plain horrific. Featuring nine stories of horror.
Christopher Marlowe, a contemporary of Shakespeare, and the playwright responsible for Dr Faustus, having written many a bloody tragedy, had a tragic and bloody finale of his own when he was murdered in a bar room brawl, having been stabbed above his eye by Ingram Frizer. See more »
I've written about several Globe productions; I find they're the most enjoyable classical theatre being done in the world today. The sets, costumes and music--especially the music--are all first rate and some of the acting can't be bettered. Paul Hilton as Faustus doesn't have the power that a Paul Schofield would have brought to the part, but he satisfies me very much; he plays the wounded quality of the man's striving after knowledge effectively. Only Arthur (Dr. Who) Darvill disappointed me: he's not devilish enough and his voice is small. I wanted an Orson Welles type of voice for Mephistopheles.
The supporting cast do well. If you have a taste for Elizabethan humour, you'll have a great time with Jonathan Cullen as Gluttony, the incredibly acrobatic Richard Clews as Envy and Iris Roberts as Lechery. A woman emptying a bucket of slops on stage might be less appealing however. Finally, listen to the music by Jules Maxwell, it's very evocative.
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