Kit Harington, the Game of Thrones star, is willingly going to hell.
The actor will mark his return to the stage by playing the titular role in Christopher Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus in April at the Duke of York’s Theatre. He will be directed by Jamie Lloyd.
Harington, who has played the heroic and long-suffering Jon Snow in five seasons of the HBO drama Game Of Thrones, was last on stage in the original company of Laura Wade’s play Posh at the Royal Court six years ago.
Doctor Faustus is about a physician who makes a pact, in blood, with the devil.
Lucifer gets the Doctor’s soul. But for 24 years, Faustus gets infinite knowledge and the chance to indulge in any and every fantasy he desires. Rehearsals for Doctor Faustus begin in March. Tickets go on sale from Tuesday and the production is part of director Lloyd’s long-term production deal with the Ambassador Theatre Group