The Lark by Jean Anouilh at the Rose Playhouse, Bankside

Defiant Reality Theatre will present The Lark, Jean Anouilh's tale of Joan of Ark at the Rose Theatre Bankside from 20 to 31 January 2015, with an official opening on 22 January 2015.

Directed by Astrid Pons, the production will also feature original music composed by Nicola Chang, and will mark the 60th anniversary since the original London production.

The cast will feature: Maud Madlyn (Joan of Arc), George Collie (Earl of Warwick), Pip Gladwin (Cauchon), Samuel Heagney (Promoter/Boudousse), Victoria Howden(Mother/Queen Yolande), Tristan Hyde (Charles le Dauphin/Capitaine La Hire/Ladvenu), Roberto Landi (Inquisitor/Archbishop), and Phil Matthews (Father/Robert de Beaudricourt/La Tremouille).

"Surrounded by French, English and Spanish Inquisition judges, Joan is moments away from being burned. In a few seconds, she will be nothing but a pile of ashes at the foot of the stake.But hark! Are we back in Domremy, where Joan was born? Is that Chinon and Charles the Dauphin on his throne? As death draws nearer, Joan's life flashes before her eyes - and yours - allowing us to relive the key moments she wishes to witness one last time."

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