London is already awash with major re-workings of classic texts, whether nudged into contemporary verse and attitude (Cyrano de Bergerac at the Playhouse), modern dress and language (Uncle Vanya at the Harold Pinter) or undergoing wholesale cultural re-orientation (Three Sisters at the National, relocated to Nigeria). Now, most radically or playfully of all, depending on how receptive you are to it, the Faustian myth is re-dramatised here in a re-gendered version, which signals its intentions in...
Faustus: That Damned Woman Tickets
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"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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Cast and creative
By: Chris Bush
Cast list: Jodie McNee, Danny Lee Wynter, Barnaby Power, Emmanuella Cole, Katherine Carlton, Tim Samuels, Alicia Charles
Design: Ana Inés Jabares-Pita
Lighting: Richard Howell
Costume: Line Bech
Choreography: Shelley Maxwell
Sound: Giles Thomas