I, Joan

Acry for courage erupts in the Globe Theatre this Summer with the premiere of Joan, a powerful new play uncovering the unlikely hero behind the legend.

The men are all fighting, again. An endless war. From nowhere comes an unexpected leader. Young, poor, female and about to spark a revolution. This is Joan.

Join us in the wooden ‘O’ and feel the heat of the sun, the drench of the rain, and the pulse of Joan’s passion. With open hearts and raised voices, we invite you to dance and cheer with us as we rediscover Joan’s story.

Written by Charlie Josephine (Bitch Boxer) and directed by Ilinca Radulian (Co-Director, Richard III, Globe).

‘There’s a whole sky inside of you! I wish we’d all remember that.’

Times

25 Aug 2022 - 22 Oct 2022

Booking Information

All performances will be played at full capacity. The yard will be standing tickets. We will still ask audience to wear mask and ask for proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative lateral flow test.

Good To Know

All performances will be played at full capacity. The yard will be standing tickets. We will still ask audience to wear mask and ask for proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative lateral flow test.

Additional Details & FAQ

Access Information

For more information regarding accessibility, please click here.

Cancellation Policy

1. If you test positive for COVID-19, display symptoms, or are asked to isolate by NHS Test and Trace you can exchange your tickets.
2. If the show is cancelled due to COVID-19 or any other reason, you will be offered a free exchange or refund.
3. If the show is going ahead and you are able to attend, there will be no exchange or refund available.

Where Do I Go

Shakespeare’s Globe
21 New Globe Walk
Bankside
London
SE1 9DT

Reviews

4.0(29 reviews)
  • Alex Pinder

    Oct 25, 2022

    Great show very relevant Great performances especially the actor playing Joan. I understand from the program that it was their professional debut!

  • Lesley Wood

    Oct 24, 2022

    This wonderful, imaginative production was the epitome of what good, political, change-making theatre can be. It was accessible, entertaining, thoughtful and though-provoking, skilfully written, beautifully cast and flawlessly performed. Congratulations to The Globe for programming work like this. We so need diverse voices in this tumultuous world and for those voices to reach beyond their own cultivated audiences.

  • Liz

    Oct 21, 2022

    I came to see this play without any prior knowledge of its’ trans/non binary context. There were things I really liked about the production - the physicality and raw energy were hugely appealing. What I found difficult was the lack of subtext in the writing. Every character reveals exactly what they’re thinking, and articulates their beliefs with utter candour. The result is, I guess, a different kind of production - perhaps more akin to a medieval mystery play or revival meeting. Joan walking amongst the groundlings and stating the trans/non binary/queer position was hugely effective but scary, as the audience roared their assent with one voice. It felt a tad intimidating and totalitarian.