“This explosive production is certainly in keeping with this dynamic company’s bombastic visual flair”
Honour Bayes - Whatsonstage.com
“Thrilling aerial staging… What’s rare and great is the marriage of script and spectacle.”
“This show has everything a successful and memorable piece of theatre needs”
I.Þ. – MBL - ***** 1/2
“Show of the week!”
Caroline McGinn – Time Out
FAUST inspired by Goethe
A Vesturport and Reykjavík City Theatre production
co-produced by Theatre im Pfalzbau
Directed by Gisli Örn Gardarsson
Iceland’s trailblazing Vesturport Theatre Company in co-production with the Reykjavik City Theatre burst onto the Young Vic stage with a wildy inventive new production. Co-written and directed by Gísli Örn Garðarsson (Romeo and Juliet, Young Vic; Woyzeck, Young Vic/Barbican; Metamorphosis, Lyric Hammersmith and UK tour) with music by world renowned musicians Nick Cave and Warren Ellis, this is a thrilling, circus-inspired UK premiere.
The universal tale of a man selling his soul to the devil has never been imagined quite like this before.
Loud, fast, explosive, poetic and acrobatic, Vesturport’s Faust is hilarious and terrifying with a score ranging from devilish glam-rock to soulful ballads.
Musician and songwriter Nick Cave is best known as front man of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. He has collaborated with the accomplished violinist and composer Warren Ellis for fifteen years. The duo composed the scores for Vesturport’s Metamorphosis and Woyzeck as well as film soundtracks for The Road, The Proposition and The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford.
Running time: 2 hours with interval
Valentin, Greta’s brother
Sound design by
Make up designer
Reykjavik City Theatre Premiere 15th January 2010
Young Vic London Opening night September 25th – 30 October 2010
Press night 1st October
Part of Young Vic 40th anniversary season.
Theater im Pfalzbau Schauspiel 10-11th Desember 2010
Reykjavik City Theatre January – June 2011
Seoul, South Korea
LG Arts Center 27 – 30 October 2011
Jinju, South Korea
Gyeongnam Art Center 4th – 5th November 2011