Doctor Faustus

Theatre (physical theatre, interactive)

  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years
Dates, Times and Prices


What would you sacrifice in exchange for riches and fame? Family? Friends? Reputation? Soul? This modern-day, interactive and bizarrely comedic adaptation of the 1590s tragedy, Doctor Faustus (adapted by Splendid Productions) asks audience members to consider their own response to the century-spanning question: how moral and ethical are we as a species? A question that's never been more relevant than it is now in a world of sleaze, cancel-culture and media self-promotion. An ensemble of young performers consider how little has changed over the centuries and what do we mean by good and bad life choices?

Please note that while all media gallery content is provided by verified members of the event, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society does not review or approve this content before it is posted. Reports of inappropriate content or copyright infringement can be directed to [email protected].

General venue access

  • Accessible entry: Stair-lift with folding seat to 1st floor from foyer (requires transfer from wheelchair to stair-lift chair at ground level and transfer back to wheelchair at first floor). Staff can carry an unoccupied manual wheelchair up the stairs while the wheelchair user uses the seated stair lift. Electric wheelchairs and heavy wheelchairs cannot be carried upstairs. If not taking the stair lift the space is accessed by one flight of stairs.
  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • Stairs: 11- 20
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info

How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Chris Wilson (Focus Filter Blog) 13 days ago

Being back in Edinburgh, a city me and my wife love, for an event we love (The Fringe Festival) after so long is a wonderful feeling. Whatever we see first has to suck us back into the vibe we have missed so much. Fortunately, the highly spirited Morton Players (Guildford High School) pull us right back in with a raucous and irreverent take on the most classic of plays, Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus.

Of course Doctor Faustus follows the brilliant, accomplished and terminally bored titular character who strikes a bargain with the denizens of hell to have all knowledge and power but only for finite amount of time (24 years). What to do with that time eh?

This is an “everything but the kitchen sink” sort of show – cheeky audience interaction, toe-tapping musical numbers, comedy stand-up, game show hysterics, the existential dread of being able to do what one wants, whenever one wants but knowing the precise number of the grains of sand that one has left – the works! The all-female cast truly do give it their all; a lovely showcase for the talents of the group as their accomplished choreography navigate around a suitably small room giving the illusion of decades passing by. In particular, I loved the Lord Flashheart-esque take on Faustus. Pomp and vigour until the chips are down at the end of his life.

What I loved was the energy – even if a joke didn’t quite land for me it hardly mattered as it coyly moved onto the next. The team all looked so into it, navigating the most classic of plays in a sly comic way that left me (and seemingly the rest of the audience) with a broad smile on my face. Bravo guys – lovely first Fringe show!

Graham 14 days ago

A most amazing modern fabulous production with some very talented acting. Highly recommend, one of my fav so far…

Participants - for further details on our audience and published review policies, including how to add or opt out of reviews, please click here.

There are no professional reviews for this show.

Participants - for further details on our audience and published review policies, including how to add or opt out of reviews, please click here.

Please login to add a review

Participants - for further details on our audience and published review policies, including how to add or opt out of reviews, please click here.

Dates, Times and Prices