The Headlong and Lyric Hammersmith Theatre co-production will play at the London theatre before heading on a UK tour.

Initial casting has been confirmed for Caroline Byrne’s upcoming production , which will play at the Lyric Hammersmith from the 22nd January until the 22nd February.

It has been announced that Jodie McNee (Venice Preserved, Anatomy of a Suicide) and Danny Lee Wynter (The Maids, Comus) have been cast in Faustus: That Damned Woman, a new play from award-winning playwright and theatre maker Chris Bush (Standing at the Sky’s Edge). Further casting will be announced soon. Jodie McNee will be taking on the title role of Johanna Faustus with Danny Lee Wynter cast as Mephistopheles. 

The production will premiere in London before travelling to the Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Bristol Old Vic, Leeds Playhouse and Northern Stage. Faustus: That Damned Woman is the first work to be commissioned as part of Headlong and the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre’s long-term commitment to commissioning and producing work of scale by women playwrights.

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.

Meanwhile, the creative team for the production includes: set designer Ana Inés Jabares-Pita, costume designer Line Bech, lighting designer Richard Howell, sound and composition designer Giles Thomas and video and projection designer Ian William Galloway.

Faustus: That Damned Woman will play at the Lyric Hammersmith from the 22nd January until the 22nd February before playing at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre from 26 February. It will then tour the UK, visiting Bristol Old Vic, Leeds Playhouse and Northern Stage throughout March and April 2020.

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