She’s done the Virgin Queen, now she’s doing the Virgin Soldier
Saint Joan, famed for her bravery in taking on the might of England and a difficult-to-carry-off blunt fringe, was actually invented by English (oh, OK, Irish) writer George Bernard Shaw and to prove it, the National Theatre are putting on a play about her. Probably featuring real fire at the end…
Playing the French saint, who could hear voices in her head that apparently were the baby Jesus speaking, is Shameless actress Anne-Marie Duff, recently seen sporting a very blonde bob at the BAFTAS and applauding Victoria Wood, who beat her to the award. Which means that James McAvoy will be at the premiere – or ‘first night’, as it’s known in the theatre.
Saint Joan starts at the very smart National Theatre on 4th July and some tickets are going for the laughably low price of just £10 with top prices never going past £27.50. Sounds all very high-brow yet affordable. Tickets go on sale on 24th May. Which is Thursday this week. Go here to get your hands on some.