Theatre Works and The Rabble present


20 April 2017 - 30 April 2017

Joan raises her hand to the sky, it bursts into flames. Everywhere there are women burning. White ash falls.

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, JOAN pays homage to the art of live oration and silent film.

Following the immersive portrayal of Oscar Wilde’s Dorian Gray in ROOM OF REGRET (2013), Theatre Works is delighted to premiere THE RABBLE’s poetic exploration of France’s medieval heroine, Joan of Arc.

Australian Premiere

90 minutes. No interval.
Tickets $38 Adult / $30 Concession

Please note this performance contains the use of heavy smoke from natural fibres and water based sources, sexual content and coarse language.

LATECOMERS will not be permitted into the performance. There is a complete lockout once the show has commenced.

No exchanges or refunds will be issued for latecomers. 


Kate Davis and Emma Valente

Set and Costume Design

Kate Davis

Direction / LX Design / SFX Design

Emma Valente

AV Design

Martyn Coutts


Leisa Shelton

Creative Producer

Josh Wright

Production Manager

Rebecca Etchell

Photo by

David Paterson


Luisa Hastings Edge, Emily Milledge, Dana Miltins and Nikki Shiels

The Rabble

THE RABBLE (KATE DAVIS and EMMA VALENTE) was formed in 2006 from a desire to make work that wasn’t being produced in Australia: visually ambitious, political, feminist and formally experimental.


No one else in Australia is making theatre like this. Brave, tough, smart, unapologetic.

Alison Croggon, ABC Online

Could you find a better description of what THE RABBLE do than “the overflowing of a superabundant energy or savagery”.

Chris Boyd, The Australian

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.
JOAN has been supported by the Besen Family Foundation.