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Following their blistering screening of Nosferatu last year at Jarrow Hall, TOPH Collective return to the stunning heritage attraction to slather yet another supernatural silent with a completely unique live music accompaniment on Saturday 12th May.

Directed by F. W. Murnau, 1926’s Faust sees perennial enemies God and Satan warring over the earth, choosing to settle things through a diabolical wager on the eternal soul of Faust, a learned alchemist. During a plague, Faust despairs and burns his books after failing to stop the death all around him; Satan sends Mephisto to tempt Faust, seducing him into trading his eternal soul for youth.

Directed by Mariam Rezai – the incredible local artist who recently scored the brooding, menacing soundscape for War of the Worlds at Northern Stage – TOPH Collective appear to have succumbed to a Faustian pact of their very own, trading their bleeding-edge talent for sell out shows redefining silent classics across the North East, not least of which was an unforgettable takedown of Metropolis for its 90th anniversary last year at Newcastle Cathedral.

A technically elaborate and expensive production, Faust is rightly and increasingly praised by film historians for seriously influencing studio shooting and special effects techniques. Now, nearly a century later the talented TOPH artists will create an immersive soundtrack for this delicious slice of film history unlike anything you’ve heard before.

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