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The Diary of Anne Frank

The Lark
by Jean Anouilh (trans. Gill Taylor)

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 A B O U T


"You cannot explain Joan, any more than you can explain the tiniest flower growing by the wayside."

So said Jean Anouilh in the programme note for his play about Joan of Arc -"that little lark, soaring and singing in the French sky".

1431. Claiming divine inspiration, Joan, a peasant girl from Lorraine, has galvanized France into making a stand against the occupying English régime. After leading the French army to several spectacular victories, she is captured and put on trial. Mixing high drama with comedy, Anouilh presents her story in a series of flashbacks as she fights for her life before a politically-motivated Church Court which sees her belief in the heavenly voices that guided her as evidence of heresy - or worse. . .

First performed in Paris in 1952, this play provides an alternative - and, arguably, more dramatically convincing - take on this enigmatic heroine than Shaw's more familiar "Saint Joan".

This production by the Woodhouse Players will use a new translation by director Gill Taylor, the first to be approved for performance in the UK since Christopher Fry's 1955 version.


 W H E R E   &   W H E N   &   H O W   M U C H

at the Welsh Church Hall

£7 adults
£4 concessions

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Fri 30 October 2009 - 8pm
Sat 31 October 2009 - 3pm and 8pm
Fri 6 November 2009 - 8pm
Sat 7 November 2009 - 3pm and 8pm

C A S T (in order of speaking)

Earl of Warwick

Bruce Robertson

Bishop Cauchon

Oliver Clement

Joan

Angela Peachey

Joan's Father

Phil Braithwaite

Joan's Mother

Elizabeth Braithwaite

Joan's Brother/Page

Joe Mannion

The Prosecutor

Colin Heinink

The Inquisitor

Gary Adams

Brother Ladvenu

Mansoor Mir

Beaudricourt

Vaughan Prosser

Boudousse (Guard)/
English Soldier

John Saunders

Agnès Sorel

Bronwyn van Rensburg

The "Little Queen"

Caroline Hollis

King Charles VII of France
(The Dauphin)

Dan Clegg

Queen Yolande

Sharon Trotter

The Archbishop

Basil Clarke

La Trémouille

Anthony Hull

La Hire

Anthony Hull

Executioner

Alan James

Nursemaid

Emily Stephens

 P R O D U C T I O N   T E A M

Director

Gill Taylor

Producer

Vaughan Prosser

Lighting

Emerson Povey

Sound

Peter Raggett

Stage Manager

Salley Rear

Costumes

Morgan Webber

Props

Stephanie Adleman

Set construction

Stephen Cahill-Hayes

Front of House Managers

Jenny Moorby, Jackie Withnall

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 RECORDING THE CORONATION at St James's, Paddington

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Images by and © Peter Raggett

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Images by and © Stephen Cahill-Hayes with additional photos by Emerson Povey

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