Following the immersive portrayal of Oscar Wilde’s Dorian Gray in Room of Regret in 2013, Theatre Works presents the premiere season of THE RABBLE’s poetic exploration of France’s medieval heroine, Joan of Arc.
Joan is a teenage girl. A virgin soldier who will convince an army of men that she hears the voice of the divine. Her body will become the site of a nation’s anxieties and hopes. She will burn.
Realised in black and white, THE RABBLE pays homage to the art of live oration and silent film, exploring female power and persecution through Joan
THE RABBLE (Kate Davis and Emma Valente) was formed in 2006 from a desire to make visually ambitious, political, feminist and formally experimental work, radically re-imagines theatrical experiences to repopulate familiar stories with female voices and aesthetics pointing at subterranean feminist concepts in iconic stories from folklore and literature.
The company’s previous work includes: Cain and Abel, The Story of O, Frankenstein, Deathly/Death/Dead, Orlando, Special, The Bedroom Project, Cageling, Salome and Corvus.
Co-Creators: Kate Davis and Emma Valente Direction / LX Design / SFX Design: Emma Valente Featuring: Luisa Hastings Edge, Emily Milledge, Dana Miltins, Nikki Shiels Set And Costume Design: Kate Davis AV Design: Martyn Coutts Production Manager: Rebecca Etchell Dramaturg: Leisa Shelton Creative Producer: Josh Wright
Theatre Works, 14 Acland Street, St Kilda
Season continues to 30 April 2017
Information and Bookings: www.theatreworks.org.au
Image: photo by David Paterson