Faustus: That Damned Woman
Watch an exquisite new play that presents an intriguing narrative by radically altering the motivations of Goethe and Marlowe’s legendary character Faustus! With award-winning playwright Chris Bush and accomplished director Caroline Byrne at the helm, Faustus: That Damned Woman is set to be one of the most alluring plays in the early months of 2020!
Why Watch Faustus: That Damned Woman
The archetype of the tragic hero has been explored and revisited several times over the centuries since Christopher Marlowe’s epic play - The Tragic History of the Life and Death of Doctor Faustus. In the original play, the protagonist exhibits a range of somewhat contradictory traits. Although he is capable of debating and thinking in a profound manner, he is still blinded by ambition and gives in to the urge to squander the powers he has gained on trivial matters. Faustus is a fundamentally flawed human being who sells his soul to the devil in exchange for magical powers. This is a direct analogue to all those who sell their careers and dignity for transient pleasures. In this play, however, Chris Bush takes the protagonist on a revolutionary new route.
Bush won several accolades including the coveted 2011 Brit Writers’ Award. She is best known for her thoroughly entertaining satirical pieces such as TONY! The Blair Musical and Tony of Arabia. In 2013, she held the post of the Pearson Playwright in Residence for Sheffield Theatres. Faustus: That Damned Woman will be directed by Caroline Byrne, a West End veteran who is well-known for productions such as Portia Coughlan and Spring Awakening. Owing to its limited running period at the Lyric Hammersmith theatre, booking tickets early will ensure that you do not miss out on this brilliant iteration of the Faustus myth!
What must a woman sacrifice to be remembered as the one true saviour? Unlike Faustus from the original play, Johanna Faustus plans to sell her soul, not in return for personal gains, but in an attempt to salvage the world from decay and sickness. Born four hundred years before the 21st century, Johanna Faust swore to restore the world and spite the Devil. After her sacrifice, Johanna flitted through the centuries, altering the course of history, and rescuing people across the globe from damnation!
Teen and Adult Audiences | Fans of the Original Play | Lovers of Tragic Plays
Know Before You Go
Photo and video recording are not allowed during the show.
The show is suitable for viewers over the age of 12.
The Lyric Hammersmith Theatre has a seating capacity of 591.
Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theater is air conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.
All West End show tickets are non-refundable.
Your booking confirmation will be sent via email. Please display the ticket on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the Box Office of the theatre.