FAUSTINE DIGITAL PROGRAMME
@ The Hope Theatre N1 1RL
30th & 31st October 2022
After her radical PhD thesis is rejected, student Faustine accidentally summons the demon Mephistophilis, who offers to end female pain in exchange for Faustine’s soul. But is this ambitious scientist willing to be deprived of everlasting bliss for the sake of all womankind?
Female suffering hinges on one question: Will Faustine sign?
Fill your mugs with red wine, pull up your Bridget Jones knickers and prepare to indulge in this dark comedy inspired by Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus, but with a Feminist twist.
Spirits will rise, devils will dance and bras will burn in this joy ride of a cautionary tale, which debates modern feminism and whether the rise can be worth the fall.
“Sign. Do it for womankind.”
Lucy is originally from Winchester and is an actor, puppeteer, writer and artist.
Training: Manchester School of Theatre
Acting credits include: work in TIE, children's theatre, site specific theatre and open-air Shakespeare.
Puppetry credits include: work in events and TV; most notably, The Last Bus for Netflix.
In 2018 she debuted her first play, This Way Up, which was non-verbal and used 16 puppets - all built by Lucy - to tell the story. FAUSTINE is her second play, but does not lack for words! It also includes some handmade demonic puppets and Lucy plays the titular role.
Fiona is an Actor, Director, Dramaturg and Company Manager.
Training: Manchester School of Theatre, National Youth Theatre.
Fiona has been accepted onto the MFA Theatre Directing at Birkbeck for 2023
Acting credits include: Titania - A Midsummer Nights Dream, A Day in: Bedford, Luciana - Comedy of Errors (SE Theatre Company). Detective Cahill - Malpractice, Kiera - Street's Apart, Will Shakespeare - Rally for the Rose, Maud - Trapped.
Directing credits include: Saving Jonah - by Brogan Thompson, Much Ado About Nothing & Measure for Measure - by Shakespeare and has assisted for companies including The Rose Playhouse, Daybreak Theatre Company and SE Theatre Company.
Fiona is very excited to be playing Mephi and causing some magical mischief.
Charlie is a puppeteer, working in TV, film, and theatre.
She has recently finished a tour with the BAFTA award winning Cbeebies show, Sarah and Duck and you can catch some of her TV work on His Dark Materials, and the hit Netflix family show, The Last Bus.
When not puppeteering she works as a casting agent for TV and film.
Charlie is very excited to be joining the cast of Faustine, and has worked with Lucy since college.
Comfort Fabian is a London based actress, writer and theatremaker.
Screen credits include: Sent To Cov (Sky), Guide Me Home, There Is Rice At Home and Turning Tables.
Other credits include: Twelfth Night (Kew Gardens), Fifth Dimension (Tamasha), The Little Prince (Clapham Omnibus Theatre), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (TerraNova, Northern Ireland), As You Like It (Shakespeare in the Squares) and The Minimum Requirement (Arcola Theatre).
She is in the process of developing a solo clown show, and when not clowning is if often baking.
Writer & Designer
Technical Stage Manager
Puppetry Build Advisor
VO Support & Equipment
Where Classical and Feminist Theatre Collide
Light at Midnight Theatre make exciting original plays which explore the female stories in classical theatre and retell them through a modern lens. We'll make you laugh, we'll make you cry, and if you're debating the injustices of the patriarchy over a glass of merlot in the theatre bar after, we'll consider our show a success!
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