Faustus: That Damned Woman


Award-winning playwright Chris Bush reimagines the Faust myth to explore what we must sacrifice to achieve greatness, and the legacy that we leave behind.
Faustus: That Damned Woman at Lyric Hammersmith

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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Lyric Hammersmith
Starts: Wednesday 22 January 2020
Closes: Saturday 22 February 2020
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: 12+

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Background


It will premiere here at the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre before playing at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre from 24 February. It will then tour the UK, visiting Bristol Old Vic, Leeds Playhouse and Northern Stage throughout March and April 2020.


The Lyric run of this production is supported by Cockayne - Grants for the Arts and the London Community Foundation.


Synopsis


My name is Johanna Faustus.

I was born almost four hundred years ago.

I gave my soul to achieve the impossible.

I watched this city grow sick and I swore to heal it.

I might be damned, but I would save the world to spite the Devil.


Award-winning playwright Chris Bush reimagines the Faust myth to explore what we must sacrifice to achieve greatness, and the legacy that we leave behind.


Caroline Byrne directs this radical new work in which the iconic character of Faustus becomes a woman who makes the ultimate sacrifice in order to traverse centuries and change the course of history.


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Dates


Previews from:Wednesday 22 January 2020

Closes:Saturday 22 February 2020

Performance days & times


Evening:

Monday ‑ 7‑30pm

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:

Saturday - 2-30pm

Wednesday - 1-30pm


Tickets


Standard:
From £13

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Access information


Open captioned Sat 15 Feb, 2.30pm


Audio described Sat 15 Feb, 7.30pm


Creatives


Author: Chris Bush
Composer: Giles Thomas
Director: Caroline Byrne
Set designer: Ana InĂ©s Jabares-Pita
Costume designer: Line Bech
Lighting: Richard Howell
Sound: Giles Thomas
Projections: Ian William Galloway
Video designer: Ian William Galloway
Production: Lyric Hammersmith Theatre and Headlong co-production, in association with Birmingham Repertory Theatre

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