A woman is seduced by a ruthlessly charming car salesman. But as their affair deepens she is drawn into his shadowy other life, where she is always watched, always controlled.
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9 April 2014
The award-winning novelist on how she has explored the nature of evil and the devil in her own work.
4 April 2014
Why has Faust's story continued to fascinate audiences?
29 March 2014
The award-winning poet has been blogging from rehearsals.
25 March 2014
The author of Wolf Hall on artistic pressures and what a pact with the devil might mean today.
21 March 2014
Programme includes two new works inspired by the Faust story: Luke Bedford’s Through His Teeth and Matthew Herbert’s The Crackle.
4 March 2014
Poet and author joins rehearsals and performances for Faustian Pack series in March and April 2014.
To complement the revival of Gounod's Faust on the main stage, the Linbury Studio Theatre hosts two contemporary retellings of Goethe's classic legend, Luke Bedford's Through His Teeth, and Matthew Herbert's The Crackle.
Through His Teeth is the second opera from Luke Bedford, widely acknowledged as one of the finest composers of his generation. Bedford collaborates with Scottish playwright David Harrower, acclaimed for his translations of Gogol's The Government Inspector (Young Vic) and Chekhov's Ivanov (National Theatre), in a chilling exploration of the frailty of trust.