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Through His Teeth

Luke Bedford and playwright David Harrower's new opera is a warped retelling of the Faust legend.

Most recent performance

There are currently no scheduled performances of Through His Teeth. It was last on stage 3–11 April 2014 as part of the Spring 2013/14 season.


A woman is seduced by a ruthlessly charming car salesman. But as their affair deepens she is drawn into his shadowy other life, where she is always watched, always controlled.


To complement the revival of Gounod's Faust on the main stage, the Linbury Studio Theatre hosts two contemporary retellings of Goethe's classic legend, Luke Bedford's Through His Teeth, and Matthew Herbert's The Crackle.

Through His Teeth is the second opera from Luke Bedford, widely acknowledged as one of the finest composers of his generation. Bedford collaborates with Scottish playwright David Harrower, acclaimed for his translations of Gogol's The Government Inspector (Young Vic) and Chekhov's Ivanov (National Theatre), in a chilling exploration of the frailty of trust.

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