Faustus: That Damned Woman at Lyric Hammersmith tickets
Faustus: That Damned Woman at Lyric Hammersmith tickets

Faustus: That Damned Woman tickets from £12.00

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About the show

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.

Recommended for

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.

Age Recommendations: Recommended 12+

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Dates and times

Running time: TBC
Opening: 23 Jan 2020
Press night: 28 Jan 2020
Booking from: 23 Jan 2020
Booking until: 22 Feb 2020

Next available performances

DateMatineeEvening
Thursday 23 Jan 2020--7:30pm
Friday 24 Jan 2020--7:30pm
Saturday 25 Jan 2020--7:30pm
Monday 27 Jan 2020--7:30pm
Wednesday 29 Jan 2020--7:30pm
Thursday 30 Jan 2020--7:30pm
Friday 31 Jan 2020--7:30pm

Location and map

Lyric Hammersmith
Lyric Square
London, W6 0QL

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