Headlong, Lyric Hammersmith co-pro
Faustus: That Damned Woman
Starring: Jodie McNee and Emmanuella Cole
I might be damned, but I would save the world to spite the devil.
Ana Ines Jabares Pita
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.
“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.”
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“poetic and highly imaginative”
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“abounds with flair and rhythm”
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Bristols At the theatre, Brum Hour, Plays to See Bristol.
“A breezy epic full of big ideas”
“An ambitious thoughtful refocusing of a famous myth”
“Original, ambitious and fantastically revisionist.”
“An exhilarating feminist story.”
“Savage yet constantly bursting with passion.”
Photographer: Manuel Harlan