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Kit Harington returning to the stage in Doctor Faustus

Game Of Thrones star Kit Harington is set to return to the London stage after a six-year break as the lead character in famous play Doctor Faustus.

The British actor has previously starred in long-running production War Horse in 2008 and the original run of 2010 play Posh, about an elite set of Oxford University students and their dining club, before he was cast as Jon Snow in the hit TV series.

Kit made no secret he was actively looking for a new theatre role, and he has now landed the lead in an adaptation of Christopher Marlowe's famous play, about a man who sells his soul to the Devil in return for power and wealth.

The production will premiere at the Duke of York's Theatre in London in April (16), the same month TV audiences will discover if Harington's TV character is alive following a potential fatal stabbing at the end of the 2015 series.

Last year (15), he told the London Evening Standard he wanted to return to the stage, saying, "Any theatre producers who want to hire me - I've got a good track record... War Horse was made into a film, Posh was made into a film. I hope I get back on stage soon and am putting my two pence in with producers and directors."

Posh was renamed The Riot Club for its 2013 film adaptation.

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