Musicals Theatre ThisWeek In London

Three To See on 13 Mar: Dr Faustus, Jesus and Lucifer, Lord Of The Flies

By | Published on Tuesday 6 March 2018

And today’s ThisWeek-tipped, LDN-based events are…

Dr Faustus | Arcola Theatre | 13-17 Mar (pictured)
“An unquenchable desire for fame drives Faustus to learn the magic of the dark arts. He summons the demon Mephistopheles using him to strike a deal with Lucifer – his soul for twenty-four years of infinite power. The cost of his worldwide notoriety is infinitely high as the damned hour approaches.” You know the plot, and you may have seen the play staged before. But this looks like a fab production of the story, brought into contemporary times by Tangle, South West England’s African Caribbean Theatre Company, and accompanied by  southern African-inspired music. All the info is here.

Jesus And Lucifer | King’s Head Theatre | 13-17 Mar
This sounds guaranteed to cause offence to somebody, but it also sounds fun, so I am duty-bound to let you know about it. It’s a musical in which Lucifer finds the love of his life in Jesus, and God is not at all happy about this. Not sure whether it’s because God is homophobic, or if God just doesn’t like demonic manifestations of evil. Either way, this looks like a potentially rather amusing piece of musical theatre for people who enjoy irreverence. See this page here to book.

Lord Of The Flies | Greenwich Theatre | 9-17 Mar
“Eleven children, one island… an incredible adventure turns into a fight for survival.” Like ‘Faust’, this is also a well known tale (though probably less produced for the stage) and you can rest assured that it’s in safe hands, as this production is from an award winning company who’ve been staging classic texts for a decade or more; you may have seen the work of Lazarus Theatre Company at Greenwich Theatre on previous occasions, most recently ‘Edward II’, earlier this year, and ‘The Caucasian Chalk Circle’ in 2017. Head this way for details.