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I Am Joan
By Viv Gordon
Irreverent, laugh out loud, hold your breath and weep silently; this show will stay with you long after you watch it.
Beautifully performed by Viv Gordon, winner of Judge’s Prize at Arts in Health South West Awards 2015, I Am Joan is a hopeful comedy about a woman in trauma finding empowerment by connecting through inspirational Joans. Joan Collins, Joan Jett, Joan of Arc… these are women who all embody elusive qualities of resilience and self-belief.
Think Dynasty meets Joan of Arc with lashings of cherry bakewells, a heavy dose of glam rock and tissues for all at the end.
Written and Performed by Viv Gordon
Original Music Composed and Performed by Tom Johnson
Directed by Tom Roden
Design by Mayou Trikerati
Lighting Design by Will Monks
Choreography by Mandy Braden
Dramaturgy by Chris Fogg
Produced by Strike A Light
‘A beautifully paced piece. At once both touchingly personal and universal in its themes. I am still haunted by it’
RUTH KAPADIA, ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND
‘This piece is a call to arms’
DERYCK NEWLAND, PAVILION ARTS SW