Chris Bush

Faustus: That Damned Woman (NHB Modern Plays)

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'Oh, if you knew the lives we women lead
You'd understand the Devil is a catch.’

In this radical reimagining of the classic cautionary tale, Johanna Faustus makes the ultimate sacrifice and sells her soul to wrestle control of her own destiny. She travels through time and changes the course of human history, but can she escape eternal damnation?
Chris Bush’s devilishly provocative new play is inspired by the works of Marlowe, Goethe and other versions of the Faust myth — and explores what women must sacrifice to achieve greatness, and the legacies that are left behind.
Faustus: That Damned Woman was co-produced by Headlong and Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, in association with the Birmingham Repertory Theatre, and first performed at the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre in 2020 before touring the UK.
‘One of the UK’s most exciting young playwrights’ The Stage
‘A writer of great wit and empathy’ The Times
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69 printed pages
Original publication
2020

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