Arthur Darvill joins the cast of ‘Doctor Faustus’

May 6th, 2011
Warning! This article and its comments may contain spoilers...

Arthur Darvill has signed up to play Mephistopheles in an upcoming production of Doctor Faustus.

The play tells the story of Doctor Faustus (Paul Hilton), who forsakes scholarship for magic and makes a pact with the Devil. If the evil spirit Mephistopheles will serve him for 24 years, Faustus will yield his soul to the Devil after death. It isn’t long before Faustus has doubts about the bargain, but Mephistopheles has plenty of entertainment at hand to distract Faustus from the terrifying reality of his position…

It will run at Shakepeare’s Globe from 23rd June (previews from 18th) to 2nd October.

We’d like to wish Arthur the very best of luck in his new role! Of course, with the play running until October and filming for this year’s Christmas special expected to begin in July, the news also begs the question: will Rory the Roman be back for Series 7? Hmm…

8 comments on this article
  1. TeamStetson
    May 7th, 2011 at 1.55am | #1

    I would LOVE Rory the Roman to be back in series 7 :) x

  2. Sarah
    May 7th, 2011 at 8.37am | #2

    Rory the Roman…Now THATS a nickname! I would miss him…but if he wasn’t in it for a good reason (settling down with amy, baby?) then I could live with it!

  3. linda
    May 7th, 2011 at 8.44am | #3

    would be a mistake 2 kill him off, this T.A.R.D.I.S crew work, is that why they want 2 mess with things?

  4. Ellen
    May 7th, 2011 at 9.21am | #4

    I dont mind if rory doesnt come back in series 7 but i would like it, otherwise Amy would probaly just cry and cry about him and that wouldnt be good :S The doctor and a depressed companian, doesnt sound good…

  5. Sean
    May 7th, 2011 at 10.54am | #5

    I’m REALLY please by this news as I’m going to see the play with college, now I have even more to be excited about! :D

  6. PRB
    May 7th, 2011 at 4.23pm | #6

    Maybe he’ll spend a bit of time away then come back… Please…? Really hoping this TARDIS team stay for a while!

  7. Ifrah
    May 7th, 2011 at 5.25pm | #7

    Rory is a fighter! He’s already died 3 times.
    I have full faith he’ll be back for the special and Series 7 :D

  8. Jack
    July 27th, 2011 at 12.14pm | #8

    I’m going to see it with school! What are the chances?

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