A STAR of the West End is heading to Dorset for an exciting new production.

Tangle Theatre Company is hitting the road this spring with another of their trademark powerful, poetic shows, this time with a unique version of Christopher Marlowe’s classic Doctor Faustus in north Dorset on Tuesday and the Lighthouse, Poole, on Thursday, March 1.

Starring Joshua Liburd from the West End’s Dreamgirls and Mogali Masuku from BBC’s The Archers, this unique and modern adaptation interweaves music and song with rousing performances.

The tour, which visits several south west venues before heading to London, appears for one night only at The Exchange in Sturminster Newton with Artsreach.

Doctor John Faustus is a respected but frustrated scholar. He dreams of knowledge beyond the realm of men – the mysteries of the universe, the secrets of kings, a knowledge that will lead to great power and eternize his legacy.

This unquenchable desire for fame drives him to master the dark arts and he summons the demon Mephastophilis.

Despite his own doubts and Mephastophilis’ warnings, the fated doctor demands he strike a deal with Lucifer; his soul for twenty-four years of omnipotence.

Drunk with his new powers Faustus travels the world gaining unmatched notoriety, the cost of which is infinitely high as the damned hour approaches.

Tangle is south west England’s African Caribbean Theatre Company. They celebrate the work of artists of African, Caribbean and more than 50 other heritages, integrating, asserting and celebrating their brilliant contribution to UK theatre.

Music and song is interweaved with rousing performances from a trinity of actors in this unique version of Christopher Marlowe’s renowned tale.

*Doctor Faustus, Sturminster Newton Exchange, Tuesday, February 27, 7.30pm. Call 01258 475137 for tickets or go to artsreach.co.uk Also showing at Lighthouse, Poole, on Thursday, March 1 at 8pm. Contact the box office for tickets.