London, United Kingdom- FAUSTAFF or the mockery of the soul, a play by Mexican playwright Diego Sosa will run at The Cockpit Theatre, London beginning next month.
FAUSTAFF is a play that follows the trials and tribulations of strong female lead Gilly Jacoby played by the experienced actress Lesley Lightfoot. With vast experience in theatre as both a performer and costume supervisor, Lesley is the perfect fit for the role. She has worked in costume on World Famous Musicals including Wardrober Mistress on the original London production of â€˜Cats’.
We follow Gily, her character inspired by the Faustian myth, as she battles her abandonment of moral integrity for material success.The play showcases the female lead as equally powerful, strong, and ambitious as her male counterparts, channeling a new perspective.
Gilly has sold her soul to the Devil in order to fulfill her life’s dream of becoming a best selling author. This play that investigates the realm between what is real and what is not, is seen through her eyes, as she must face the costs of this pact- she now has the ability to foresee the tragic future of people’s relationships in order to write her novels.
It is interesting to note that playwright Diego Sosa adapted this lead role from Marlowe's and Goethe's Dr. Faustus and Shakespeare's Falstaff, which were all male figures, and created a female character. The entire play is seen through Gily’s point of view, which offers a unique outlook for the audience. The world was once not accepting of a powerful and dominant female lead. However, Sosa believes that Gily is now the perfect fit for this modern era of theatre.
FAUSTAFF will run from Wednesday 18th November to Sunday 6th December 2015at The Cockpit Theatre, Gateforth Street, London, NW8 8EH. It is part of the “Year of Mexico in the United Kingdom”, as a celebration of culture between the Mexican and British societies. This international production is also concurrently underway in Mexico.
Tickets are on sale now for £14 (concessions £12). You may purchase tickets by phone at the Box Office or online:
020 7258 29 25