Jocelyn Jee Esien, Pauline McLynn and Louis Maskell in Doctor Faustus at Shakespeare's Globe: photos

Marlowe’s fantastical play returns in this new revival directed by Paulette Randall

Pauline McLynn in Doctor Faustus
Pauline McLynn in Doctor Faustus
© Marc Brenner

Production images have been released offering a first look at Doctor Faustus at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse.

Directed by Paulette Randall, the revival of Christopher Marlowe's fantastical thriller stars Jocelyn Jee Esien (Little Miss Jocelyn, Upstart Crow) in the lead role, joined by Pauline McLynn (The Knight of the Burning Pestle) as Mephistopheles and Louis Maskell (The Grinning Man) as Benvolio and Dick.

The cast is completed by Sarah Awankwah (Amadeus) as Valdes and Martino, Lily Bevan (Zoo) as Horse-Courser, John Leader (A Monster Calls) as Robin and Cornelius, Lucie Sword (Measure for Measure for RADA), Mandi Symonds (Boom) as Wagner and Jay Villiers (Quiz) as Lucifer and Pope. It is designed by Libby Watson.

Marlowe's piece follows Faustus who makes a bargain with a daemon for all his worldly desires. Things take a turn for the worse from there.

The piece marks Randall's first time as director at the Globe, with previous credits including Fences alongside Lenny Henry and Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune at Chichester Festival Theatre.