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Brisbane Powerhouse opens new theatre production – Faustus

Brisbane Powerhouse opens new theatre production – Faustus

Faustus, a Bell Shakespeare and Queensland Theatre Company co-production, is set to bring theatrical drama to Brisbane Powerhouse from 30 May – 25 June.

Adapted and directed by Michael Gow, Faustus is based on the two great dramatic versions, Christopher Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus and Goethe’s Faust as well as myriad plays, novels, operas, movies and artworks inspired by the story of Doctor Faustus.

The Faustus story explores the idea of punishment through a character who seems to have no fear of it. Faustus is a brilliant man. Yet when he summons the evil Mephistophilis and sells his soul to the devil in exchange for power, love and riches, the limits of his mortal comprehension are exposed.

This new production will draw on music by Gounod, Berlioz, Liszt, Mahler and Schubert, and incorporate multimedia elements to cast new light on this diabolical tale. Audiences will find themselves examining their own moral compasses and determining where they point.

For more information, visit the Brisbane Powerhouse website.

Yours in Brisbane theatre,


[Photo by Ben Rollison]

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