Kit Harington makes a deal with the Devil in Doctor Faustus at the Duke of York's Theatre from April 9, 2016.

Kit Harington makes a deal with the Devil in Doctor Faustus at the Duke of York’s Theatre from April 9, 2016.

Game of Throne’s star Kit Harington will return to the London stage to play the lead role in Doctor Faustus at the Duke of York’s Theatre from April 9, 2016.

Doctor Faustus is directed by Jamie Lloyd, with an original story by Christopher Marlowe, which has been revamped by Colin Teevan.

Faustus makes a pact with the Devil, selling his soul in return for the ability to perform anything he pleases with the power of black magic. This fatal decision catapults him into an intoxicating world of celebrity, as he becomes a world-renowned con
juror, international heartthrob and friend of the rich, famous and powerful. But what is the cost of his insatiable thirst for wealth and fame?

Kit Harington said “I have been away from the theatre for six years, so the combination of Colin Teevan’s inventive version of Marlowe’s extraordinary play in the hands of the visionary director Jamie Lloyd all felt like the perfect reason to come back. Faustus’ journey is exhilarating and the idea of playing a magician – a showman – is hugely exciting.”

Further casting is yet to be announced. Doctor Faustus is booking until June 4, 2016. Tickets for Monday performances cost £15, with some made available through a special outreach scheme targeted at schools. For more information visit www.thejamielloydcompany.com.