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Closed 22 Feb 2020
Image: Lyric Hammersmith
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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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
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 Inés 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