An Exciting Development...

We are absolutely delighted to announce that Doctor Faustus will feature the voice of Sir Derek Jacobi! Here he is in action with director, Joseph Morton.


Written by Christopher Marlowe, this is the timeless tale of a man who is prepared to sell his soul to the devil in return for incredible power.

Desperate to learn the secrets of the universe, the scholar Faustus rejects his studies and instead turns to the black arts to discover hidden truths, but it's a deal that will prove his undoing.

Having exchanged his soul for 24 years of complete liberty to do whatever he chooses, becoming both renowned and admired for his skills and his knowledge as a result, Faustus finds that the pact cannot be escaped, and the devil will have his due.

The stars move still, time runs, the clock will strike.

Combining incredible magical effects with the company's renowned energy, courage and passion, Chickenshed brings Marlowe’s sublime play to the stage in what promises to be a fiendishly great production…

Take a look at production images from Doctor Faustus - click on an image below...

Reviews & Audience Feedback

'Magical illusions, puppetry, and well-realised movement work all enliven the production.' The Stage

'Ashley Driver as Faustus delivering “Marlowe’s mighty lines” with clarity, warmth, and very occasionally a touch of humour.' British Theatre Guide

'The acting is full of passion and emotion - the puppetry skills were amazing!'
'Absolutely awesome! I was blown away by the performance!'
'Fabulous performance by the entire cast.'
'Amazing - very appropriate for my children (aged 12 and 9).'


Access Information

Sign Interpreted Performance: Thursday 5 October at 7.30pm
Captioned Performance: Thursday 12 October at 7.30pm

Listen to the Audio Notes:


Ticket Information

Preview (26 & 27 Sep) - £10 (inc. concs)
Off Peak Matinee & Evening - £15 (£12 concs)
Peak Matinee & Evening - £18 (£15 concs)

Ages 10+

Fantastic for Families