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Current and Forthcoming Renaissance Drama Productions in the UK

 October 2019 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.
indicates that the information has been changed or expanded this month.

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

Bartholomew Fair by Ben Jonson

Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, London, 23 August – 12 October (020 7401 9919) [P]

Dr. Faustus by Christopher Marlowe

Pleasance Theatre Company. Islington, London. 7 October (020 7609 1800) [P]


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 7359 4404) [P]

The Dutch Lady by Anonymous

Shakespeare’s Globe – On the Road at Gray’s Inn. Gray’s Inn Hall, London, 20 October (020 7401 9919). Part of the Read-not-Dead series. [P]

Women Beware Women by Thomas Middleton

Shakespeare's Globe, London. Directed by Amy Hodge. 21 February 2020 - 18 April (020 7401 9919). [P]



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