Captured live on 16 February 2017, from the Olivier Theatre, London
“I am not afraid…I was born to do this.” Joan of Arc
Encores: Thursday 16 March 2017, 7.30PM Thursday 30 March 2017, 7.30PM
Venue: Cinema (St James Cavalier)
Joan: daughter, farm girl, visionary, patriot, king-whisperer, soldier, leader, victor, icon, radical, witch, heretic, saint, martyr, woman. Saint Joan follows the life, choices and trial of a young country girl who declared a bloody mission to drive the English away from France. As one of the first Protestants and nationalists, she threatens the very fabric of the feudal hierarchical society, including the Catholic Church, all over Europe.
Josie Rourke (Les Liaisons Dangereuses, The Vote, Coriolanus) directs Gemma Arterton as Joan of Arc in this electrifying production of George Bernard Shaw’s classic play.
This production is generously supported in memory of M Lawson.
St James Cavalier Castille Place,
Josie Rourke (director), George Bernard Shaw (writing), Robert Jones (design), Howard Harrison (lighting), Christopher Shutt (sound), Michael Brice (musical composition), Duncan McLean (video), Arthur Pita (movement direction)
With the participation of
Gemma Arterton, Matt Bardock, Richard Cant, Hadley Fraser, Elliot Levey, Fisayo Akinade, Niall Buggy, Jo Stone, Simon Holland Roberts, Arthur Hughes, Rory Keenan, Syrus Lowe, Guy Rhys