Jon Snow is Dead: ‘Game of Thrones’ Kit Harington Cast in London Production of Doctor Faustus

By James Knight on Jan 27, 2016 11:23 PM EST

Just like the inevitable Winter, Game of Thrones Season 6 is coming and we will final find out if Jon Snow is dead or alive. However, live or die, Kit Harington has already found his next role. The Stark that you just can’t seem to quit is making his return to the stage in an all new London production of Doctor Faustus. Harrington will be playing the titular role in the Christopher Marlowe play based on the story of Faust. No word yet on if Harrington had to sell his soul to land the role.

UPDATE: Tickets are available now. For more information go to

Kit Harington recently spoke about making his return to the stage (via Playbill):

"I have been away from the theatre for six years, so the combination of Colin Teevan's inventive version of Marlowe’s extraordinary play in the hands of the visionary director Jamie Lloyd all felt like the perfect reason to come back. Faustus' journey is exhilarating and the idea of playing a magician –-a showman –- is hugely exciting."

Director Jamie Lloyd also opened up about Harington’s casting, adding:

"Kit Harington is one of the most dynamic young actors around and he's eager for a new challenge. This version of this legendary play combines the very best of Marlowe's text with thrilling work by Colin Teevan, which replaces the notorious central acts, long-suspected to be of spurious origin. I am excited to be presenting our company's first production at the Duke of York's, whilst The Maids with Uzo Aduba, Zawe Ashton and Laura Carmichael runs at Trafalgar Studios."

What do you think about Kit Harington’s casting? Are you excited to see him return to the stage? Let us know your thoughts on the subject in the comments section at the bottom of the page.

Two acts of the new production have been written Colin Teevan, given the uncertainty about whether Christopher Marlowe actually wrote the acts in the original production. Doctor Faustus begins previews onApril 9 and opens on April 25. Doctor Faustus will be performed at the West End's Duke of York's Theatre. Tickets are availble now. For more information go to

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