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Faust

20 Aug 20094 stars

Dark, thrilling and unsettling adaptation of Goethe’s classic

Surely one of the Edinburgh International Festival’s most ambitious projects, Silviu Purcarete’s grand adaptation of Faust takes over, and fills, the huge warehouse space at Ingleston’s Royal Highland Centre. Based on Goethe’s treatment of the German…

Silviu Purcarete's Faust

12 Aug 2009

Faust Silviu Purcarete’s wild adaptation of Goethe’s epic theatre poem is a macabre nightmare vision of one-man’s quest for the essence of life. In a part-promenade production featuring a cast of over 100 performers and blending pantomime and industrial…