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Community Production of Faust

Funded on Spacehive 28 April 2023 Delivered 25 November 2023

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Community Production of Faust

Community Production of Faust

Emma Rucastle By Emma Rucastle

A community production of a new translation of Goethe's Faust, performed in Lancaster city spaces and filmed to be shared widely.

Lancaster Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 28 Apr 2023!

Faust will be an exciting performance in autumn 2023 with a large cast of community actors of all ages. There will be 2 pay-what-you-decide performances - promenade style - using several city centre spaces - and this performance will also be filmed to be shared widely.

What we'll deliver:

  • 2 community performances of a new translation of Goethe's Faust
  • a film of the performance

Why it's a great idea:

Open to all community actors, this will promote well-being, creativity, community and confidence. Funding will enable the performances to be pay-what-you-decide, so opening up theatre to those who may not be able to afford to pay theatre ticket prices. The film of a new translation of Faust will be of interest to many people, including students and will be a resource to be shared.

Steps to get it done:

  • April 2023 - callout for performers to be released
  • May 2023 - casting and venue/performance decisions complete
  • June 2023 - first planning meeting with filmmaker
  • July 2023 - initial rehearsals
  • September/October/November - rehearsals (some filmed)
  • end November 2023 - performance and filming

Location Lancaster

About the space

Various spaces in Lancaster Centre: The Gregson, Lancaster Library, Lancaster Priory


Lancaster City Council

How will the money be spent?Total £3,332

Artistic Costs (Director and FilmMaker) - £2,200 (66%)
Rehearsal room hire - 20 hours - £360 (11%)
Rehearsal space - £360 (11%)
Props/costumes - £200 (6%)
Other - £212 (6%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Artistic Costs (Director and FilmMaker)
Rehearsal room hire - 20 hours
Rehearsal space
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction fees
  • VAT


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • Contingency for the project to protect against price fluctuation
  • Additional costumes/props/technical equipment
  • future productions of other texts

Total £3,332

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