Saint Joan

5 Jun — 30 Jun 2018

Roslyn Packer Theatre

Sydney Theatre Company and Commonwealth Bank present
By George Bernard Shaw

The fight of her life

A common girl with uncommon conviction, Joan of Arc has stood as an icon of protest throughout the ages.

Her faith and her visions, which inspired an entire army to victory, were both her greatest strength and her downfall. Burned at the stake as a heretic at the age of 19 and later canonised, her story has been re-written and co-opted in every generation by writers, theologians, film-makers and artists.

George Bernard Shaw’s dynamic classic, written in 1923, three years after Joan’s canonisation, was a key factor in his receiving the Nobel Prize in 1925. Based on records of her trial, it follows the true story of Joan’s life as she fights – first for her country, then for her life. Taking us from battle field to court room, Shaw’s text is thrillingly alive with political machinations, moral questions and the fatal betrayal that made Joan an icon.

Taking on the role is the fearlessly talented Sarah Snook (ABC’s The Secret River, The Beautiful Lie), making a welcome return to the stage. The men who follow Joan and then destroy her are played by a distinguished ensemble of actors including John Gaden (Orlando), Socratis Otto (Foxtel’s Wentworth), Anthony Taufa (Cloud Nine), Brandon McClelland (The Present) and William Zappa (Arms and the Man).

Resident Director Imara Savage will foreground Shaw’s text in a stripped-back, fast-paced modernist production.

“Topical, fresh and deeply moving… If there were ever a play for our times, it is surely this one.”
The Telegraph, UK

Duration 1hr 50mins (no interval)

Ticket information

2018 Season Tickets (packs of 6 or more plays)

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Saturday evening A Reserve $96
Adult A Reserve $87
Concession $71
Seniors cardholder $79
Preview $66
Under 30 $66

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Single ticket prices
Saturday evening $120
Adult $109
Seniors cardholder $99
Concession $89
Under 30 $83
Preview $83
Group bookings (10+ people) $92

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