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Cast Announced for Faustus: That Damned Woman

New casting for Faustus: That Damned Woman announced

We are delighted to announce 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), directed by Caroline Byrne (All’s Well That Ends Well).

Jodie will play the title role of Johanna Faustus with Danny Lee Wynter as Mephistopheles. 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 producing work of scale by women playwrights. It will play at the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre from 22 January – 22 February.

Caroline Byrne directs this radical new work in which the iconic character of Faustus is reimagined as a woman who makes the ultimate sacrifice to traverse centuries and alter the course of history.

The creative team include set designer Ana Inés Jabares-Pita, costume designer Line Bech, lighting designer Richard Howell, sound and composition designer Giles Thomas, video and projection designer Ian William Galloway, Movement Director Shelley Maxwell and casting director Annelie Powell CDG. Further casting will be announced shortly.

Faustus: That Damned Woman is a Headlong and Lyric Hammersmith Theatre co-production, in association with Birmingham Repertory Theatre. It will play at the Birmingham Rep from 26 February, and will then tour to Bristol Old Vic, Leeds Playhouse and Northern Stage from March to April 2020.

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