Playing Faustus – OVO Theatre St Alban



Despite the allure of film and modern technology, nothing can beat the impact of a simple, live play!

Last week, I attended Playing Faustus, a play written and directed by local writer, Imogen de la Bere. Clever, funny and really well written, this ‘play within a play’ captivated me from start to finish.

It tells the story of a priest who looses faith in God, in himself and the careless life he lived. All sorts of moods and themes were carefully interwoven, with underlying morals to ponder on. The actors were incredibly talented and did the script great justice.

Best of all, we, the audience could enjoy a glass of wine while watching on!

Details ; OVO Theatre is relatively new to St Albans and based in Pudding Lane. Lots of information for you on

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Maria Larmer lives in St Albans and is married with four children. She works as a Freelance Writer, English Language Teacher and Teaching Assistant. She has lived in Auckland, New Zealand for 9 years and prior to that in France, Germany, Austria, Edinburgh, London and Ireland. Her diary-writing has featured on 'The Wild Geese' Channel 4 and Radio Verulam. She has written for Hertfordshire Life magazine, Go Camping magazine, Camping magazine, The Catholic Times, St Albans & Harpenden Review, New Zealand Times, The New Beacon, My Weekly and various websites. She can be contacted on