Current and Forthcoming Renaissance Drama Productions in the UK
December 2019 onwards
All the productions that we know about from the current month
onwards are included in this list.
indicates that a production has been added to the list this
indicates that the information has been changed or expanded this
[P] indicates a
[A] indicates an amateur production.
by Christopher Marlowe
Splendid Productions. The Blake Theatre, Monmouth, 28 January
2020 (01600 719401).
Splendid Productions present a new creative
adaptation of an all-time classic. The brilliant scholar Dr
Faustus uses his fabulous intellect to summon the actual devil
to grant his every wish! But the devil has a price: it will cost
Faustus his soul. Is this the best deal in history – absolutely
everything for absolutely nothing? Or… is it perhaps the other
way round…? Splendid’s devilish cast of three pack a timeless
tale into a thrilling hour of laughter, music, magic and
amazement. Morality meets mortality in this ingenious
reinvention of an Elizabethan drama that couldn’t be more
Faustus: That Damned Woman by Chris Bush (adapted from
Dr. Faustus by Christopher Marlowe).
Directed by Caroline Byrne.
Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, London, 22
January 2020 – 22 February (020 8741
6850); Birmingham Repertory Theatre,
Birmingham, 26 February – 7 March (0121 236 4455);
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.
The Duchess of Malfi by John Webster
Almeida Theatre, London, 2 December – 18 January 2020 (020
The Revenger’s Tragedy
by Thomas Middleton
Cheek by Jowl Theatre
Piccolo Teatro di Milano
Theatre Company. Directed by Declan
Donnellan. The Barbican, London, 4 – 7 March 2020 (0845 120 7550). Performed in Italian
by Ben Jonson
Company. Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, 16 – 18 April 2020 (024 7655 3055)
Women Beware Women
by Thomas Middleton
Shakespeare's Globe, London.
Directed by Amy Hodge. 21
- 18 April
(020 7401 9919).