A gender-swapped reimagining of Christopher Marlowe’s DOCTOR FAUSTUS is to premiere at London’s Lyric Hammersmith in January 2020.
Written by Chris Bush (STANDING ON THE SKY’S EDGE), the reimagining entitled FAUSTUS: THAT DAMNED WOMAN, follows Johanna Faustus, a woman who sells her soul to the Devil in exchange for otherworldly powers, which she uses to try and save society.
The play is a co-production between Lyric Hammersmith and theatre company Headlong, in association with Birmingham Rep. The production runs at Lyric Hammersmith from 22nd January to 22nd February before transferring to Birmingham Rep from 26th February to 7th March. The production will then tour to Bristol Old Vic, Leeds Playhouse and Newcastle’s Nothern Stage in March and April 2020, with exact dates to be confirmed
The production will be directed by Caroline Byrne (ALL’S WELL THAT END’S WELL at Shakespeare’s Globe, PORTIA COUGHLAN at Young Vic) with set design by Ana Inés Jabares-Pita, costume design by Line Bech, lighting design by Richard Howell, sound and composition design by Giles Thomas, video and projection design by Ian William Galloway and casting by Annelie Powell.