"She perverted her path of life arrogantly to the way of carnal lust ... to the notorious peril to her soul."
In a 14th Century Yorkshire convent Sister Joan is blessed with unholy visions. A seductive serpent and sinful saints exalt the earthly pleasures of forbidden sex.
Her visions cause a scandal in the order but Joan’s determined to spread her new carnal creed... even if it means getting a little creative.
An obscene medieval mystery play with live music, based on the miraculous true story of a nun on the run. A new Christmas show by multi award-winning devised theatre makers Breach.
Joan of Leeds is supported by Arts Council England.
The production contains strong language, explicit sexual references and partial nudity. Age guidance: 16+.
Quotes & Reviews
PRESS FOR BREACH THEATRE
★★★★ "Breach Theatre’s hilariously heretical satire of medieval mystery plays is a celebration of queer voices and a fine alternative Christmas show" The Guardian
★★★★ “Breach Theatre’s hysterically funny ‘Joan of Leeds’... a sparkling, sweetly realised triumph” Time Out
★★★★★ “The most fabulous fringe show in London... a must-see show this Christmas” At The Theatre
★★★★ "They are all so musically talented and versatile, we were treated to musical styles from Broadway to madrigal to a jaw dropping, thrash metal finale" Spy in the Stalls
ABOUT BREACH THEATRE
Breach is a devised theatre company creating bold, innovative shows that blend drama and documentary. Previous shows include Fringe First and The Stage Edinburgh Award Winning It's True, It's True, It's True (★★★★★ “Consistently exciting ... uneasily current” - The Financial Times), Fringe First Award-winning Tank (★★★★ “raw, joyous psych-rock freakout” - The Scotsman) and Total Theatre Award-winning The Beanfield (★★★★ “theatrically ambitious and boldly political” - The Guardian). Breach are a New Diorama Theatre Associate Ensemble.
CAST AND CREATIVE TEAM
Director: Billy Barrett
Composer and Musical Director: James Frewer
Co-Writers: Billy Barrett and Ellice Stevens
Designer: Lizzy Leech
Lighting Designer: Alex Fernandes
Sound Designer: Owen Crouch
Producer: Ellie Claughton