I, Joan (London)
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I, Joan (London)
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I, Joan (London) London Reviews and Tickets

67%
(15 Reviews)
Positive
54%
Mixed
13%
Negative
33%
Members say
Clever, Entertaining, Ambitious, Relevant, Disappointing

About the Show

The Globe presents a new play about the national hero of France, Joan of Arc.

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Member Reviews (15)

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24 Reviews | 0 Followers
65
Ambitious, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if U want to see representation on stage !!!

Don't see it if Slightly long at points maybe could be cut down. But still a wonderful show !

17 Reviews | 1 Follower
80
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Ambitious, Edgy, Clever

See it if you have an open mind. Genderqueer retelling of Joan of Arc is powerful stuff.

Don't see it if you identify with the religious right or fascists

6 Reviews | 0 Followers
84
Revolutionary, Must see, Great acting, Queer, Clever

See it if this piece of theatre is so special. It's queer, extravagant and intelligent. This retelling of Joan of Arc is a theatrical revolution.

Don't see it if There's no reason why you shouldn't witness this. If you are queer and/or love renovative theatre this is for you! If not, educate yourself

2 Reviews | 0 Followers
100
Humourous, Inspiring, Honest, Courageous, Brilliant

See it if Contemporary show of Shakespearian dramatisation of human subjectivity; identity as existential within sociopolitical context; life, death.

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1 Review | 0 Followers
0
Awful

See it if you actually enjoy nonsense.

Don't see it if you have any respect for history or Joan of Arc, who always called herself "the maiden". Read more

1 Review | 0 Followers
40
Cliched

See it if The dancing

Don't see it if Preachy

1 Review | 0 Followers
5
Excruciating, Disappointing, Banal, Cliched, Confusing

See it if You have an interest in gender identify, trans issues. It is certainly trailblazing from that perspective.

Don't see it if Terrible, amatuerish. It labours over why Joan isn't suitable for command (woman), but fails utterly to show us why she *is* suitable

4 Reviews | 0 Followers
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80
Relevant, Necessary, Ambitious, Poignant, Energised

See it if the zeitgeist tends to leave you baffled. i.e. if you're a right-leaning fuddy-duddy harbouring some 'old-school' ideas on gender.

Don't see it if you have to commit robbery or theft in order to afford a ticket. It's not worth it, despite potentially being ethical. Read more

Critic Reviews (9)

Time Out London
September 1st, 2022

"‘I, Joan’ is a gleeful celebration of non-binariness, grafted on to a tongue-in-cheek hop skip and a jump through the life and times of Joan of Arc."
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The London Evening Standard
September 1st, 2022

"Instead of straightforwardly retelling a familiar story, I, Joan is a work that’s spliced between the past and present. Josephine’s work is a celebration of non-binary thinking: not just about gender, but about the world in general."
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The Telegraph (UK)
September 2nd, 2022

"There are a lot of references here to bravery and courage. But as a piece of drama, at heart this Joan is weirdly toothless. "
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The Stage (UK)
September 2nd, 2022

"Some scenes teeter on the brink of archness; some speeches are bludgeoned home. But this freewheeling, exuberant play is a joyous insurrection."
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The Arts Desk
September 2nd, 2022

"It’s a provocation too far to say this is a Joan of Arc with balls, but it certainly revitalises their story for a time that’s far too defined by intransigence and weaponised hate."
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The Guardian (UK)
September 2nd, 2022

" 'I, Joan' is performed with kinetic vigour. Ignore the Twitter storm – this politically charged sensation is a much-needed whirl."
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WhatsOnStage
September 2nd, 2022

"With its effective use of music and fluid mixture of comedy and tragedy, make it a perfect fit for a venue famed for its anarchic perspectives on gender. ... Joan and their army may yet conquer more than just feudal France."
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The Independent (UK)
September 2nd, 2022

" 'I, Joan', gender is explored both directly and with more subtlety. ... As the heavens open and rain falls for Joan’s final speech, it’s hard not to be won back round."
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