One Hell of a Gathering - Doctor Faustus Opening Night
Whilst Game of Thrones fans tuned in for the latest series on Monday night, Jon Snow was at the Duke of York's Theatre for the opening night of Jamie Lloyd's explosive new production of Doctor Faustus. We caught all the action direct from the red carpet, as familiar faces of stage and screen flocked to the Wet End to support Kit Harington and the rest of the cast.
The long-awaited West End production of Doctor Faustus
finally opened it's doors to the public. Following in the footsteps of Richard III
of the Trafalgar Transformed season, this is no ordinary staging of Marlowe's Renaissance tragedy, which intergrates modern text written by Colin Teevan.
After cleaning up, the team also headed to London's Cuckoo Club for the chance to let their hair down a bit at the opening night after party. A world away from the production's costuming choices, it was a very glamorous line-up, with Jane Anouka (Wagner) even donning a suitably Hell-inspired red dress for the occasion!
With previews having included some big names in the stalls, it's safe to say they deserved it:
Margaery Tyrell and Ygritte were spotted along way from home in the capital, as Natalie Dormer and Rose Leslie graced the red carpet to support their fellow Game of Thrones cast member.
Having also run the London Marathon in 3 hours 51 minutes only the day before, it's certainly been a busy weekend for Natalie!
also made an appearance at the Duke of York's, hopefully taking notes before his own West End debut in Jesse Eisenberg's play The Spoils
, heading to Trafalgar Studios in June.
Even on a school night, stars were out in style to catch Harington in action. Spotted at the event were two leading men in their own right: Tom Batemen from Jekyll and Hyde and Now Is Good's Jeremy Irvine.
Meanwhile, actress Sheila Hancock took her seat to watch her former Grey Gardens (Southwark Playhouse) co-star Jenna Russell as the fiery Mephistopheles, along with Gemma Chan, who knows all too well being under the direction of Jamie Lloyd, having starred in The Homecoming at Trafalgar Studios earlier this year.
Before the night was up, the verdict was in on this epic new staging:
"Went to Dr Faustus @JamieLloydCo
Bold, provocative and drenched in bodily fluids. Kit Harrington and all the cast were fab. Go see it."
- Jack Whitehall - Twitter
Doctor Faustus runs at the Duke of York's Theatre until 25th June.