The first performance on the site of the Rose Theatre for nearly 400 years takes place at the end of this month with a staged reading of Dr Faustus.
The theatre closed in 1606 having faced stiff competition from the Globe opposite. There will be four rehearsed readings with Anton Lesser as Faustus and Patrick Malahide as Mephistopheles.
Janet Suzman will introduce the performance by the Lions part. The first night on Wednesday 29 August will be a charity event in aid of the Rose Theatre with champagne, canapĆ©s and a few surprises. Charity Night tickets cost £50 but tickets for Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights are just £8.
Bookings can be made on 020 7261 9565 between 10am and 5pm Mon-Fri.