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Devil woman for Storyhouse



Major drama offering of the post-Christmas season at Chester's Storyhouse (February 3-18) is the premiere of FAUSTUS: That Damned Woman, a new play from award-winning writer Chris Bush.

Bush's musical, Standing at the Sky's Edge - a co-production between Sheffield Crucible and the National Theatre - won the prize for best musical production at the UK Theatre Awards, and the South Bank Sky Arts Award for Theatre.

Drawing on Marlowe and Goethe’s versions of Faustus, the latest adaptation explores what we must sacrifice to achieve greatness. After Faust sells his soul to the devil in return for unlimited knowledge and pleasure, and manages to squander both, the play asks: what would you do in his place?

Storyhouse producer Helen Redcliffe saId: "This will be dramatic, powerful and fantastically exhilarating: we can hardly wait for our audiences to experience it!

This Storyhouse Original production will be directed by Francesca Goodridge, and the cast is yet to be chosen.