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    The Lyric Hammersmith continues its run of exciting new work with Faustus: That Damned Woman. Based on the epic Faust myth with a feminist twist, the play opens in January 2020.

    Continuing a season that sees A Doll’s House transported to colonial India and a striking translation of Antigone by Seamus Heaney, the Lyric Hammersmith welcomes playwright Chris Bush as she upends the Faust myth in Faustus: That Damned Woman next year.

    Taking the threads of the epic German legend about a man who sells his soul to the Devil, Faustus: That Damned Woman sees the iconic tragic figure reimagined as a woman. With a chance to change the course of history at risk, Johanna Faustus is willing to make the ultimate sacrifice – but what is the cost, and what legacy will she leave behind?

    Jodie McNee stars as Johanna Faustus, having previously appeared in Anatomy Of A Suicide at the Royal Court Theatre and Hamlet at Manchester Royal Exchange. She is joined by Act For Change founder Danny Lee Wynter (The Maids) as Mephistopheles.

    Faustus: That Damned Woman is written by award-winning playwright Chris Bush, who received rave reviews for her Sheffield-set musical Standing at the Sky’s Edge at the Crucible Theatre. A political and bold writer, her work includes Steel, The Assassination of Katie Hopkins and Tony! The Blair Musical.

    A co-production between the Lyric Hammersmith, Headlong Theatre Company and Birmingham Repertory Theatre, the play is directed by Caroline Byrne (Shakespeare’s Globe: All’s Well That Ends Well; The Taming of the Shrew), with set design from Ana Inés Jabares-Pita, costumes by Line Bech and lighting design by Richard Howell.

    Experience this bold and brilliant upending of a well-versed story before it heads out on tour. Faustus: That Damned Woman premieres at the Lyric Hammersmith from 23 January 2020.

    Performance dates:
    21 Feb 2020 - 22 Feb 2020
    Running time:
    2 hours 30 minutes (including interval)
    Lyric Hammersmith (See map)
    Age recommendation:
    Recommended 12+
    Audience Notes:
    Fans of the Lyric Hammersmith’s output of exciting new writing will want to secure tickets for Faustus: That Damned Woman, which offers a thoughtful and daring new look at a story we all think we know.

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    Latest Audience Reviews

    Quite a spooky set. Because, of course, this is a take on the story of Faust, the doctor who sold... More

    u2fancat Top 200 reviewer 08 Feb 2020
    Tash11e 31 Aug 2021

    This was a very different take on the Faustus story having the lead character portrayed by a woma... More

    joc78 Top 10 reviewer 24 Feb 2020

    Amazing reimagining of Faustus, intelligent script and a dazzling performance by the main charact... More

    dianea10 20 Feb 2020
    jbrown15 Top 100 reviewer 06 Feb 2020

    The show was very engaging and the acting very good. However I felt that in the second half somet... More

    laurag24 11 Feb 2020
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