Faustus: That Damned Woman

Faustus: That Damned Woman

Lyric Hammersmith · 22 JAN - 22 FEB

My name is Johanna Faustus. I was born almost four hundred years ago.

Lyn Gardner avatar
24 October 2019  ·  Follow on Stagedoor
“The Lyric Hammersmith has been on a roll recently with A Doll’s House and Solaris. It should have another with this co-production with Headlong of Chris Bush’s take on the Faustus myth. Opening in January, it will be directed by Caroline Byrne and reimagines Faustus as a woman travelling through time who makes the ultimate sacrifice to change the course of history.”


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.

It will premiere here 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.

Age Recommendation: 12+

Date & time

Opening 22 Jan 2020
Wed 22 Jan - Sat 22 Feb, 1.30pm, 2.30pm & 7.30pm

*Wed 22 Jan - Free First Night*
For people who live or work in Hammersmith and Fulham (Call Box Office for details).


Lyric Hammersmith
Lyric Square, King St W6 0QL London, UK · Get Directions

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