Join the jury as two of history’s most stubborn intellectuals go head-to-head in a highly entertaining battle of reason versus faith. Set in late 1517, this smart, sprightly and audacious comedy centres on a fictitious meeting between university colleagues Dr. Faustus (a man of appetites), Martin Luther (a man of faith), and their student Hamlet (a young Prince struggling not only with his beliefs but also with his tennis game).This sparkling celebration of history, language, academia and religion by award-winning American playwright David Davalos will appeal to anyone looking for the answers to life’s big questions.
“A living playwright’s larky romp… you’ll be dazzled at the depth of Davalos’ research and his weirdly convincing portrait of the 16th century. It feels like it must have been a dangerous, fun time.” - Time Out New York
“This play is spot-on... a major triumph” - Stage Magazine
"In the pot Davalos throws fiction and fact, real historical figures and those from literature, and with Tiggerish enthusiasm gives it a stir." – Guardian
"A clever, quirky play… Davalos handles it with playful glee, mixing fact and fiction irreverently to create a battle of wits and ideals and to summon a period of intellectual unrest and change." – Financial Times
"Clever, argumentative, funny and thoughtful… it has a wicked wit. As a playfully arresting meditation on free will, religion and academia it works too." – The Times