Coming up later this month are FOUR work in progress performances of DR FAUSTESS, with songs written by Alexandra Park composer Jamie Masters.
January 22nd to 24th, 2020
at the Cockpit Theatre, Gateforth Street, London NW8 8EH
Wednesday 22nd January: 7.30pm
Thursday 23rd January: 2.30pm and 7.30pm
Friday 24th January: 7.30pm
Running Time: 2.5 hours including interval
666 - this is an emergency!! Burnt out Dr Madeleine Faustess turns to satanic aid in this modern musical twist on the Faustus story. Faustess summons a demon to win the glittering prizes life has failed to deliver and maybe triage a few patients along the way. But instead of the great Satan she gets Hal - a hapless junior semi-demon, who causes chaos in her rundown hospital - and her life.
Over the course of one crazy year, Doctor, Demon, and the whole blasted institution discover that damnation has its plus points when there’s more of you.
A sparkling black comedy, with songs, social workers, love, death and zombies, presented as a work in progress.
Writer - D R Hood
Dictynna’s first feature film as writer/director 'Wreckers' is a cult hit starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Claire Foy. She has just completed her second feature 'Us Among the Stones' with Laurence Fox and Anna Calder-Marshall. Dictynna and Jamie Masters (composer) have wanted to work together for a while, and 'Dr Faustess' is providing one hell of an opportunity.
Composer - Jamie Masters
Jamie has for fifteen years sold his soul to the devil in the world of advertising, winning many major awards in doing so. In a cultural leap of faith he has also written music for several ancient Greek plays. Jamie is a multi-instrumentalist, playing piano, clarinet, recorder, violin, viola, guitar, mandolin, ukulele and banjo. In what time he has left, he invents boardgames and cranky electronic gadgets.
Director - Kolja Schallenberg
Hailing from Germany, the land of the original Faustus, Kolja trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts London. In Germany, Kolja's prolific work as a director ranges from 'Bacchae' for Theatre League Hamburg through to stadium tour 'Massachusetts - the Bee Gees Musical', featuring original Bee Gees. Kolja has also recently founded a new theatre in Sweden dedicated to putting on new musicals.
Music Director - Anthony Ingle
Anthony Ingle has over four decades of experience in music and theatre. He is Musical Director and pianist of Impropera, the world’s first improvising opera company. Anthony was the Musical Director of Tête à Tête’s acclaimed revival of 'Salad Days' at the Riverside. Anthony also teaches at LAMDA where he has MD'd innumerable musicals with the talent of tomorrow including 'Tommy', 'Cabaret' and 'Hair'. We look forward to Anthony's onstage presence in 'Dr Faustess'.