DR FAUSTUS (Cambridge)

Written by Christopher Marlowe

Directed by Michael Bakewell

Ian McKellen in the role of The Pope/Scholar/Gluttony

Cambridge Arts Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon Open Air Theatre
Lyric Opera House Hammersmith, London

25 July 1960 - 3 September 1960


Words from Ian McKellen

I was the Pope, Trevor Nunn my kneeling acolyte. As Gluttony I wore a mask, which I've tried to avoid ever since. The audience at Stratford sat on the grass sloping away from the stage that backed onto the River Avon. Audibility was a problem and I haven't favoured al fresco performances ever since. — Ian McKellen, December 2006

Comments and Reviews

In repertory with "Friar Bacon and Friar Bungay"
Cambridge 25-26 July 1960.
Open-air, Avonbank Gardens, Stratford, 1-6 August 1960
Lyric Opera House Hammersmith, London, 23 August - 3 September 1960


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