Faustus: That Damned Woman

22nd Jan 2020 - 4th Apr 2020

Book Tickets


Book and lyrics by Jack Thorne. Music by Stephen Warbeck. Directed by Jeremy Herrin.

A Co-Production with Bristol Old Vic, Rose Theatre Kingston and Theatr Clwyd

“Who’d want to join in building a f***ing playground.”

It's 1979, rubbish is on the streets, and it’s tricky being Fiz. She's 13, she's got no money, her sister's pregnant and her mum thinks she’s a waste of space...

Rick remembers what it’s like to be a teenager. So when he decides to build a junk playground in Bristol, he's pretty sure he has the charisma to get a bunch of reluctant kids involved. He's wrong.

But with some old-fashioned emotional bribery, Rick persuades Fiz, Higgy and Ginger to help him. And the project turns from something that means nothing to something that means a lot. And kids that care about nothing, start to care a lot. But darkness has a way of coming back and biting you when you least expect it.

A brilliantly honest and witty new musical from BAFTA Award-winning writer Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, This is England ‘90), with a score by Academy Award-winning composer Stephen Warbeck (Shakespeare in Love, Wolf Hall, Jerusalem), and directed by Evening Standard Award-winner Jeremy Herrin (Wolf Hall, People, Places and Things, This House). A coming-of-age story about friendship and standing up for what matters.

  • Who’d want to join in building a f***ing playground?