Faust

A reworking of the fable about a man who sells his soul to the devil.

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0120150802

by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, translated by John R. Williams, with Samuel West as Faust, Toby Jones as Mephistopheles, Anna Maxwell Martin as Gretchen and Derek Jacobi as The Lord. Adapted and directed by David Timson, with music composed by Roger Marsh.

Von Goethe's Faust, one of the pillars of Western literature, is presented in a dramatisation by David Timson. In Part 1, following an agreement between Mephistopheles and The Lord, the scholar Faust is tempted into a contract with the Devil. His life is changed and he plunges into the enjoyment of sensuality until his emotions are stirred by a meeting with Gretchen, leading to a tragic outcome. Funny, reflective and moving, this dramatisation shows why Goethe's Faust had such a massive influence on Western culture.

Musicians: The 24, directed by the composer with Peyee Chen (soprano) Georgina Wells (harp) and Mark Hutchinson (oboe)

Sound Design and Additional Music by Norman Goodman.

An Ukemi Production for Radio 3.

by Johann Wolfgang Goethe, translated by John R. Williams, with Samuel West as Faust, Toby Jones as Mephistopheles, Anna Maxwell Martin as Gretchen and Derek Jacobi as The Lord. Adapted and directed by David Timson, with music composed by Roger Marsh.

Goethe's Faust, one of the pillars of Western literature, is presented in a dramatisation by David Timson. In Part 1, following an agreement between Mephistopheles and The Lord, the scholar Faust is tempted into a contract with the Devil. His life is changed and he plunges into the enjoyment of sensuality until his emotions are stirred by a meeting with Gretchen, leading to a tragic outcome. Funny, reflective and moving, this dramatisation shows why Goethe's Faust had such a massive influence on Western culture.

0220150809

by Johann Wolfgang Goethe, translated by John R. Williams, with Samuel West as Faust and Toby Jones as Mephistopheles. Adapted and directed by David Timson, with music composed by Roger Marsh.

Written late in Goethe's life, this second journey into the story of Faust presents a series of episodic scenes in which the poet places his eponymous hero in a variety of surprising circumstances reflecting the predicament of humanity. Funny, reflective and moving, this dramatisation shows why Goethe's Faust had such a massive influence on Western culture.

Musicians: The 24, directed by the composer with Peyee Chen (soprano) Georgina Wells (harp) and Mark Hutchinson (oboe)

Sound Design and Additional Music by Norman Goodman.

An Ukemi Production for Radio 3.

OMNI2009050320101031

Catch up with Martin Jenkin's fable adaptation of a man selling his soul to the Devil.

The evil supremo meets Dr Faustus.

Martin Jenkins' fable adaptation of a man selling his soul to the Devil.

Stars Mark Gatiss.

Martin Jenkins' adaptation of a man selling his soul.

012008021820090427 (BBC7)
20090428 (BBC7)
20101025 (BBC7)
20101026 (BBC7)
20111205 (BBC7)

The devil comes to town and meets Dr Faustus.

The evil supremo meets Dr Faustus.

Martin Jenkin's fable adaptation, with Mark Gatiss.

Martin Jenkin's fable adaptation of a man selling his soul to the Devil.

Stars Mark Gatiss.

022008021920090428 (BBC7)
20090429 (BBC7)
20101026 (BBC7)
20101027 (BBC7)
20111206 (BBC7)

Faust wants sex.

Mephistopheles wants his signature.

Stars Mark Gatiss.

Fable adaptation of a man selling his soul to the Devil.

032008022020090429 (BBC7)
20090430 (BBC7)
20101027 (BBC7)
20101028 (BBC7)
20111207 (BBC7)

Faust gets a girl, Mephistopheles closes in and Gretchen's ruination is charted.

Adapted Devil-dealing fable with Mark Gatiss.

042008022120090430 (BBC7)
20090501 (BBC7)
20101028 (BBC7)
20101029 (BBC7)
20111208 (BBC7)

Gretchen is pregnant with Faust's child, but the worst is yet to come.

With Mark Gatiss.

Adapted Devil-dealing fable starring Mark Gatiss.

05 LAST2008022220090501 (BBC7)
20090502 (BBC7)
20101029 (BBC7)
20101030 (BBC7)
20111209 (BBC7)

Faust is bored by years of wish fulfilment, but suddenly his time is up.

Faust becomes bored by years of wish fulfilment.

Fable adaptation of a man selling his soul to the Devil.

Stars Mark Gatiss.

Fable adaptation with Mark Gatiss.