Press night for Dr Faustus staring John Cummins as Cornelius.
Dr Faustus has transferred to London following its successful run at the Royal Shakespeare Company’s home in Stratford-upon-Avon, Maria Aberg’s punchy production updates Marlowe for our times with ritual, cabaret and carnival. Bristling ‘with originality and vision’ (Stage), it sees Sandy Grierson and Oliver Ryan share the roles of the doctor and the demon.
Faustus is a solitary scholar who has exhausted the confines of human knowledge. Frustrated with the futility of religion, law and science, he is desperate for a deeper understanding of the universe – and the fame it will bring. Risking everything, he conjures Mephistophilis and asks him to strike a deal with Lucifer. Twenty-four years of absolute knowledge in exchange for his soul.Overview
John Cummins trained at RADA.
He is an accomplished stage actor who has performed in several seasons at Shakespeare's Globe, The National Theatre and The Bush. His credits include: Hyde Villiers in The Whip, Philip of France in King John, Thomas Cromwell in Henry VIII, Simpkin/Parrot in Anne Boleyn, Tim Muffin in Eigengrau and Gavy in Stuart: A Life Backwards.
His television credits include: The Witcher, Doctor Who, 24: Live Another Day, The Hour, Holby City and EastEnders.
John features in the Film 4 feature directed by Sarah Gavron, Suffragette.
He played Levin in the Manchester Royal Exchange production of Anna Karenina.About Sainou
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