Current and Forthcoming Renaissance Drama Productions in the UK
January 2020 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
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
I might be damned, but I would save the world to
spite the Devil.
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).