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Current and Forthcoming Renaissance Drama Productions in the UK

 March 2020 onwards

All the productions that we know about from the current month onwards are included in this list.

New indicates that a production has been added to the list this month.
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indicates that the information has been changed or expanded this month.

[P] indicates a professional production.
[A] indicates an amateur production.

Dr. Faustus by Christopher Marlowe

Adaptations

Faustus: That Damned Woman by Chris Bush

Directed by Caroline Byrne. Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, London, 22 January – 22 February (020 8741 6850); Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Birmingham, 26 February – 7 March (0121 236 4455); Bristol Old Vic, Bristol 10 - 21 March (0117 987 7877); Northern Stage, Newcastle upon Tyne, 31 March – 4 April (0191 230 5151). 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. 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. Caroline Byrne directs this radical new work in which the iconic character of Faustus becomes a woman who makes the ultimate sacrifice in order to traverse centuries and change the course of history.

https://lyric.co.uk/shows/faustus-that-damned-woman/ https://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/whats-on/faustus-that-damned-woman.html

https://bristololdvic.org.uk/

https://www.northernstage.co.uk/Event/faustus-that-damned-woman

New
Mike Wilson Productions. Venue39: theSpace on the Mile - Space 2, Edinburgh (part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival), 17 – 22 August (0131 226 0026). Greed, corruption and damnation are rampant in this one-man adaptation of the Elizabethan classic. Repentance plagues a haunted Faustus when he strikes a deal with Lucifer; 24 years of power and knowledge in return for Faustus' tormented soul. Roma Farnell directs Harry Boaz in her bold new interpretation. https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on#q=%22Doctor%20Faustus%22 [P]

Four Plays in One by John Fletcher, Ben Jonson and Nathan Field

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, London, 27 September (020 7401 9919). Part of the “Read not Dead“ series. www.shakespearesglobe.com/seasons/read-not-dead/ [P]

The Honest Man’s Fortune by John Fletcher, Philip Massinger, Robert Daborne and Nathan Field

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, London, 21 June (020 7401 9919). Part of the “Read not Dead“ series. www.shakespearesglobe.com/seasons/read-not-dead/ [P]

The Knight of Malta by John Fletcher, Philip Massinger and Nathan Field

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, London, 17 May (020 7401 9919). Part of the “Read not Dead“ series. www.shakespearesglobe.com/seasons/read-not-dead/ [P]

The Mad Lover by John Fletcher

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, London, 2 July (020 7401 9919). Part of the “Read not Dead“ series. www.shakespearesglobe.com/seasons/read-not-dead/ [P]

The Queen of Corinth by John Fletcher, Philip Massinger and Nathan Field

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, London, 23 August (020 7401 9919). Part of the “Read not Dead“ series. www.shakespearesglobe.com/seasons/read-not-dead/ [P]

The Revenger’s Tragedy by Thomas Middleton

Cheek by Jowl Theatre Company and Piccolo Teatro di Milano Theatre Company. Directed by Declan Donnellan. The Barbican, London, 4 – 7 March 2020 (0845 120 7550). Performed in Italian with surtitles. www.barbican.org.uk/whats-on/2020/event/cheek-by-jowlpiccolo-teatro-milano-the-revengers-tragedy [P]

Rollo, Duke of Normandy by John Fletcher and Philip Massinger

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, London, 4 June (020 7401 9919). Part of the “Read not Dead“ series. www.shakespearesglobe.com/seasons/read-not-dead/ [P]

Volpone by Ben Jonson

Tangle Theatre Company. The Theatre, Chipping Norton, 4 March (01608 642350); Chulmleigh Community College, Beaford, 5 March (01769 580215); The Exchange, Sturminster Newton, 6 March (01258 475137); Theatre Royal, Plymouth, 7 March (01752 267222); Swindon Arts Centre, Swindon, 17 March (01793 24481); Bear Pit Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 18 – 21 March (01789 333935); Omnibus Theatre, London, 25 March – 11 April (0207 498 4699); Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, 16 – 18 April (024 7655 3055) www.tangletheatre.co.uk/productions/volpone [P]

A Woman is a Weathercock by Nathan Field

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, London, 26 April (020 7401 9919). Part of the “Read not Dead“ series. www.shakespearesglobe.com/seasons/read-not-dead/ [P]

Women Beware Women by Thomas Middleton

Shakespeare's Globe, London. Directed by Amy Hodge. 21 February 2020 - 18 April (020 7401 9919).  www.shakespearesglobe.com/whats-on/women-beware-women-19-20/ [P]

 


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