We’re still not sure if Jon Snow is really dead or not, but either way actor Kit Harington is branching out from ‘Game of Thrones’ and coming back to the London stage. The actor is leading a new modern-retelling of Christopher Marlowe’s play Doctor Faustus, which will run at London’s Duke of York’s Theatre starting in April.

Kit HaringtonKit Harington is returning to the London stage.

Speaking about the play to the BBC, Harington said: "The subject matter is very enticing. It’s very dark and funny.” Doctor Faustus tells the story of a man who ‘sells his soul to the devil’ for the ability to control black magic.

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The production will bring Marlowe’s original work up to date and features two new acts by Colin Teevan, exploring how Faustus becomes world-famous in our celebrity-obsessed society. "I see him as a magician in the vein of David Copperfield or David Blaine," Harington said of his character.

"In preparation I've been to see an old friend who's getting me au fait with the rules of magic. The show is going to have a big fantastical element. It's wild and atmospheric. It's got some David Lynch influence behind it. There will be things that delight an audience while they watch this man being dragged to hell.”

The production marks Harington’s return to the London stage, having been away from theatre for six years. "I desperately wanted to do theatre in London," Harington said. "I've been doing a lot of screen work for a long time - so this was right time, right place, right people.”

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While the rest of the play’s cast is yet to be announced, Harington has confirmed that the role of the demon Mephistopheles will be played by a woman. Doctor Faustus will run at London’s Duke of York’s Theatre from April 9th to June 4th, tickets for the shows are on sale now.