Director Martin Danziger
Author Anita Sullivan
Assistant Director Lu Kemp
Composer and Musical Director Nick Underwood
Choreographer Leslie Kharma
Company Theatre Modo
Cast 7 male / 6 female
The Garage Theatre, Edinburgh Festival Fringe 1996
Winner of Scotsman Fringe First and Guardian Critics Choice
What does it profit a man to gain the whole world if he loses his soul?
'The Last Supper of Doctor Faustus' was specially written for this production. A very broad adaptation of Marlow's play, it combines Marlow's text with original verse, songs and dance (and a real Satanic mass).
The audience are invited to eat with the eminent Doctor Faustus, and the meal is a crucial part of the show. For their entertainment a cabaret version of Faustus' life story is performed by a company of devils. However, as the evening progresses this celebration of hell takes a sinister turn; for Faustus' time is up and the devil has come for his soul...
A wonderfully lascivious floorshow Faustus … Mephisto, a devlish maitre d' leads you to your seats while the worldly doctor himself plays host, a skull headed spectre resplendent in high collared cloak. A debauched cabaret ensues, with Lucifer's creatures insinuating themselves under tables... food Michael Winner would relish accompanied by a spectacle that would shame Ken Russell. A ravishing interpretation that transforms a familiar morality play into eminently digestible Fringe fare.
A devilishly ingenious production … there is a chilling determination to draw the audience into Faustus’ tragedy that is nightmarishly successful.
This production is truly amazing … thoroughly enjoyable evening in the company of the powers of darkness… do not think you as the audience are safe.
A demonic cabaret presentation of Faustus’ biography … an acrobatic cast amplify the circus ring viciousness of Marlowe’s drama and the Dark Lord Saatchi himself couldn’t have made them more convincingly Satanic … devilishly good fun.
Independent on Sunday
An evening of rollicking cabaret, lascivious leering and wicked and provocative sprites; the cast adapted to their roles excellently and with imagination. You only have to see their variations on the seven deadly sins to appreciate the quality of this production.
Innovative choreography, an professional pot-pourri of evil, lechery, debauchery and thundering good fun. The cast enjoyed it, we enjoyed it, highly recommended.
Scottish Arts Monthly