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In the West End, the closure will continue up to and including 28 June 2020 (announced on 5 May).

The show below will not currently be playing and is scheduled to close by 28 June 2020 (when theatres might reopen - this is subject to confirmation).

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Faustus: That Damned Woman

Closed 22 Feb 2020

Lyric Hammersmith

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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Show details


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.

Background, advisory warnings

Age suitability: 12+

Premieres 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.


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Postal address:
Kings Mall
King St
Lyric Square
London W6 0QL

Box office tel: 020 8741 6850

Box office email: Send Mail

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Previews from:Wednesday 22 January 2020

Press night:Tuesday 28 January 2020

Closes:Saturday 22 February 2020

Performance days & times


Monday ‑ 7‑30pm

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Saturday - 2-30pm

Wednesday - 1-30pm

Running time: To be confirmed


From £13

Access information

Open captioned Sat 15 Feb, 2.30pm

Audio described Sat 15 Feb, 7.30pm


Emmanuella Cole - Katherine, Dr Garrett and Isobel

Katherine Carlton - Cornelia, Jenn and Alice

Alicia Charles - Violet and Marie

Tim Samuels - Newbury, Judge and Pierre

Jodie McNee - Johanna Faustus

Danny Lee Wynter - Mephistopheles

Barnaby Power - Father and Lucifer


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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