A Derby Theatre Production in association with Milk Presents:
'JOAN' - LIVE THEATRE PERFORMANCE AT ROUGH TRADE NOTTINGHAM.
Part of Derby Theatre’s RETOLD series
Written and Directed by Lucy Skilbeck
Performed by Lucy Jane Parkinson aka LoUis CYfer, Drag Idol Champion 2014.
'1420s France - ravaged by war, under occupation from the English, a population divided. 18 year old Joan is a farmer’s daughter, a freedom fighter, and just maybe the original drag king… Dressed as a boy, Joan defies convention and leads her country to freedom, but at what cost?
600 years on, in a world where women ‘dragging up’ as men is distinctly underground, Joan is still ahead of her time. Expect bold new writing combined with a playful and provocative cabaret style in this one-woman show about what it means to stand alone.'
Joan is directed by Lucy J Skilbeck, Derby Theatre’s BBC Performing Arts Fellow 2014, and made in association with Milk Presents.
‘Theatre that flies in the face of conventionality.’ ★★★★ The Stage on Milk Presents
The RETOLD programme is a series of new one-woman plays commissioned by Derby Theatre, from some of the most exciting female voices in contemporary theatre today. Our aim is to crack open classic tales and see the story afresh from the perspective of the female character. In 2014 we premiered the first play in the series, Penelope RETOLD, written and performed by Caroline Horton and directed by Lucy Skilbeck. It received critical acclaim and secured a national tour in 2015.
‘A compelling monodrama’ ★★★★ The Guardian on Penelope RETOLD
Recommended age 14+
THIS DATE AT ROUGH TRADE NOTTINGHAM IS PART OF NEAT FESTIVAL - NOTTINGHAM'S WORLD CLASS ARTS FESTIVAL.
PRESENTED ON A 'PAY WHAT YOU LIKE' BASIS VIA DONATIONS ON THE DOOR.